In line with the recommendations of the Honourable Minister of Defence Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali, the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria H. E Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of Operation Whirl stroke II to address the security challenges in some parts of Zamfara state and Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state.
The Operation is to complement Operation Whirl stroke I in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states commanded by Major General M. A Yekini which is also similar to Operation Safe Heaven Commanded by Major General Anthony Atolagbe in Jos Plateau state. The three Operations are joint operations under the control of Defence Headquarters.
The Defense Headquarters has also appointed Major General Abubakar Maikobi as the Force Commander Operation Whirl Stroke II with operational Headquarters in Gusau, Zamfara state. The appointment is with immediate effect according to a press release signed by Colonel Tukur Gusau Public Relations officer to the Hon Minister of Defense.