Skip to main content

Army declares 30-day operation in South-East


The Nigerian Army has said it will commence a 30-day military exercise, named Operation Python Dance II, in the south-eastern states to tackle the “violent agitations, assassinations, banditry and other security challenges” in the region.

The Chief of Training and Operations, Major Gen. David Ahmadu, stated this on Friday at the army headquarters, Abuja, while declaring open the exercise, also known as Exercise Egwu Eke II.

Ahmadu, who said the military operation would cover Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states from Friday, September 15 to Saturday, October 14, enjoined residents of the states not to panic, but cooperate with the army.

Our correspondent learnt that the five states are the 82 Division’s area of responsibility.

Ahmadu said, “The commencement of Exercise Egwu Eke II has become expedient due to the mindless assassinations (even in religious places), attack on security personnel, theft of weapons, armed banditry, kidnapping, cultism and violent agitations, as well as other security challenges that have recently become prevalent in the south-eastern part of the country.

The need for troops to be exercised to cope with these emerging challenges led to this exercise.

“The operation will be conducted with the involvement of other security agencies such as Department of State Services, the Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. The emphasis will be placed on raids, cordon and search operations, anti-kidnapping drills, roadblocks, checkpoints and show of force, as well as humanitarian activities such as medical outreach.”

The army chief noted that residents must remain vigilant, as criminals might be fleeing from military operation areas to find safe haven amidst communities.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Is Davido A Member Of The Black Axe Secret Cult? Check Out What His Manager Is Saying

Asa Asika, Davido’s country manager,  has rubbished a controversial report which went viral last week that one Tobi Adegoke, a 25-year-old suspected member of the Black Axe cult was lured into becoming a member of the group with promises that joining the group would grant him the rare opportunity of meeting Davido, Vanguard reports. According to the suspect, a budding musician who is currently in police custody after being arrested and paraded alongside 26-other suspected cultists by the Lagos State Police Command last week Wednesday; he fell for the cheap trick because he believed meeting Davido would boost his music career.  “I am an Aiye member (Black Axe). I have been in the cult for about two years. I was told that Davido was a member and if I joined, I will be able to meet him. It was the guy who initiated me that said so. He said he worked for Davido and that it will be easy access for me. But since I joined, I have not met Davido. They told me I’ll become a very popular musici…

Marriage: A school of learning, discovery

By Pastor Okokon Ating I have been enlightened that marriage is an insti-tution established by God which no student has gra-duated from. Once an in-dividual is able to obtain admission into this sch-ool, one keeps on learning till death. In the school of marriage every student is a novice. No matter how highly educated one is, he/she has a blank knowledge compared with the normal academic attainment.                                                   wedding ring
There are many mysteries embedded in marriage unknown to the unlearned heart. Couples do not know marriage but learn and study it. That is, cou-ples learn and study it when they come into the practical aspect of it. I came in contact with a young lady who was busy attending marriage semin-ars and reading several books on marriage. Atten-ding seminars and reading books on marriage are good, I told her; but where you can know and be pr-oud of living confidently in marriage is when you enter into the reality of marriage. This is w…

Save The Planet, Preserve The Ozone Layer

Everything you need to live well
The activities done by man to make life easier has depleted the ozone layer and endangered Planet earth due to pollution. Planet Earth has indicated through global warming the most visible sign of climate change. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), over the last century, sea levels have risen by between 10 and 25 centimeters, and carbon dioxide—the main cause of the greenhouse effect—is responsible for 85% of the increase in the Earth’s temperature over the last 10 years. To stop this negative effect and preserve the ozone layer, here are a few ways to check air pollution; Prevent bush burning In some rural areas bush burning is an easy way to prepare farmlands for cultivation. This is not only harmful to the soil but also the planet as well. Take precautions to avoid starting fires especially during the dry season. Buy organic products. Go for eco-friendly products that have no effec…