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Buratai flags off ‘Operation Python Dance III’; to commence nationwide Jan. 1

By News Express on 28/12/2018

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• Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Buratai
• Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Buratai

Chief of Army Staff LT Gen. TY Buratai on Friday flagged off Python Dance111 to checkmate the security situation in the country and as a reassurance of the resolve of the Nigerian Army, the entire Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies to ensure that law and order is maintained as the 2019 General Election approaches. The exercise is billed to last from January 1 to February 28, 2019.

In his speech at the flag off ceremony, Buratai said “I am delighted to be here in Maiduguri today to flag off Exercise EGWU EKE III. “EGWU EKE” is an Igbo phrase meaning “PYTHON DANCE”. Exercise EGWU EKE I and II took place in the year 2016 and 2017 respectively in the South Eastern Region of our country. It yielded positive results in checkmating the security challenges being witnessed in the region then. Exercise EGWU EKE III is significant because for the first time it will be conducted simultaneously across the country

“The Nigerian Army will continue to conduct internal security operations in combating criminality and other security challenges in the country, in line with its constitutional mandate of Military Aid to Civil Authority. As the build-up to the 2019 General Election gathers momentum, an upsurge of security challenges such as stockpiling of arms by criminal groups, the formation of ethnic militias and violence induced by political activities have been observed

“These challenges coupled with other security threats across the country such as terrorism, militancy, kidnapping and banditry portend that dissident group and criminal elements could cash in on the situation to perpetrate large-scale violence before, during and after the 2019 General Elections. Drawing from my vision “To have a professionally responsive Nigeria Army (NA) in the discharge of its constitutional roles”, the NA troops need to be prepared and equipped with requisite skills in order to professionally and effectively respond to these challenges and security threats in collaboration with Nigerian Police and other para-military organisations

“The successes recorded so far in all conducted Nigerian Army level exercises are fulfilling both training and ops objectives of the Nigerian Army. I also believe Exercise EGWU EKE III with its mandate of combating the upsurge of security challenges as we approach the 2019 General Elections will be a success,” he noted.

“Let me use this opportunity to call on the good people of our great nation Nigeria to provide our men and women in uniform adequate support especially timely information to enable them to deliver on the mandate of Exercise EGWU EKE III. I want to also reaffirm the commitment of the Nigerian Army in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in our country. I wish you all well, as we flag off Exercise EGWU EKE III which will be conducted across the 6 geopolitical zones of the country from 1 Jan to 28 Feb 19,” the chief of army staff said.

Source News Express

Posted 28/12/2018 7:12:59 PM

 

 

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