No fewer than 37 soldiers were injured in Kano on Friday when a military truck they were travelling was involved in an accident in Gaya Local Government Area of the state.
The State sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Aminu Umar, confirming the accident said the soldiers were immediately rushed to the General Hospital, Dutse in Jigawa State, for medical attention.
He said the mishap occurred around 9am when the military truck which was conveying 36 soldiers led by Maj. R. O. Alieze had brake failure in Gaya town of Gaya local government area of the state.
“It was our rescue team in Widil that conveyed the victims to General Hospital, Gaya, where they are now receiving medical attention.”
He also dismissed the rumour being peddled that some of the soldiers died in the crash, saying no casualty was recorded.
Meanwhile, the military have responded to calls by Nigerians to address the increasing attacks by the suspected Fulani herdsmen against settlers and farmers in parts of the country.
Speaking yesterday, while receiving the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris at the Defence Headquarters ( DHQ), Abuja, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Gabriel Olonisakin, said the military plans to launch operation Accord.
“The armed force is preparing to launch ‘Operation Accord’ to tackle the menace occasioned by armed bandits in the recent spate of farmers and cattle herders’ clashes across the country.”
He also said that troops were being trained with the competence to operate in all terrains, especially in tackling the state of insecurity created by the herdsmen.
The CDS however, stressed that the Nigerian military and police must collaborate in order to restore, maintain and sustain security in the country.