Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Operation Python Dance to be conducted annually

By News Express on 17/09/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 705

•Troops convoy
•Troops convoy

The Nigerian Army says “Exercise Egwu Eke”, also known as “Operation Python Dance”, will be conducted annually in the South-East region.

Army noted that the exercise was not targeted at any individual or group and urged Nigerians in the region to go about their normal businesses without fear.

“Please note, Exercise Egwu Eke (Python Dance) II, is now a scheduled Nigerian Army exercise to be conducted annually in the South-East region,” the Deputy Director of Public Relations, 82 Division Nigerian Army, Colonel Sagir Musa, said in a statement on Sunday.

“Exercise Egwu Eke, which started fully on the 15 September to 14 October 2017, is a normal routine Nigerian Army Field Training Exercise meant to sharpen the skills of the participating troops in the conduct of Internal Security Operations.”

The Army explained further that the exercise was aimed at combating the identified obvious security challenges in the South-East and to deal with the rising cases of insecurity such as kidnappings, farmers-herdsmen clashes, secessionist agitations and insurgency of any form among others.

“For emphasis, it is necessary to restate that the exercise and similar ones with different code names in some parts of the country were deliberately initiated and conducted with an overarching aim of checkmating identified security challenges prevalent in the regions where they were carried out.”

According to the Army, some of the exercises it has conducted successfully include Operation Awatse to tackle militants and oil installations vandals, illegal oil bunkering in the South West, especially in the creeks between Lagos and Ogun states.

It said “Exercise Shirin Harbi”, in addition to troops training, was also targeted at addressing restiveness, armed banditry and religious upheavals in the North-East, especially in Bauchi and Gombe states while the exercise was also aimed at containing the reign of killers, armed robbery/banditry in Southern Kaduna.

Others are “Exercise Harbin Kunama” launched in the North-East to combat cattle rustling, armed robbery, banditry, religious insurrection in Sokoto, Kaduna, Kano-Zamfara axis; as well as “Exercise Crocodile Smile” launched in the South-South to deal with criminal elements engaged in the vandalisation of oil pipelines and installations. (Channels TV)

Source News Express

Posted 17/09/2017 8:28:51 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Retired Army General takes over as Niger Delta...

Shell blames Nigeria for woes amid sharp decline...

Promotion galore in NIS; 1,392 personnel benefit

Corrupt people behind Boko Haram, agitations in Nigeria...

Tompolo disowns Niger Delta Avengers, berates military

U.S. Secretary of Commerce concludes fact-finding mission to...

Suswam hospitalised after ordeal in DSS custody, N3.1bn...

Cleric turns down appointment as Biafra Electoral Commission...

2015: Jonathan under pressure to postpone declaration

Etisalat redefines value with EasyFlex Evolution package

Ondo Deputy Speaker, Ogundeji impeached

Lagos opens website to register undergraduates for internship...

 

Latest News Osun Election: Controversy as INEC official says his boss ordered him to destroy authentic poll result Double Tragedy: Ras Kimono’s wife dies three weeks after his burial Kogi LG workers now to receive 54 pct of salary Water projects: Minister pleads with court for more time to render account PDP screens 30 governorship aspirants in North East Anti-Corruption War: Strike weakens CCB, CCT Gunshot at Osun INEC office Flood overruns more Delta riverine communities, victims sleep in canoes PDP is party to beat in 2018, says Makarfi Aisha Buhari to address UN meeting on Tuberculosis Osun: INEC has shown its readiness for 2019 — Group Plateau SSG, commissioner resign to contest 2019 elections

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (396,514 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,758 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (308,522 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,610 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,327 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,636 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (200,081 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,666 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,731 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,388 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,165 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,911 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,623) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,427) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,082) Opinion (1,110) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,711) Religion (872) Sports (1,701) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement