The Nigerian Army will today unveil new operations across the country.
EKOHOTBLOG reports that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, will on Monday (today) inaugurate three new security exercises across Nigeria.
The unveiling of the new operations was made known via a statement by the Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Sunday evening.
Nwachukwu, who named the exercises as “Golden Dawn”, “Enduring Peace” and “Still Water”, disclosed that the move was to effectively check all forms of criminality and allow for free movement of persons as the Yuletide and end-of-year activities approached.
The Army spokesman added that the COAS would symbolically launch all the exercises today at Ovie-Emene, Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, the venue of “Exercise Golden Dawn”.
Nwachukwu further stated that the exercises were Field Training Exercises (FTEs) routinely conducted yearly by the Nigerian Army.
He said, “The FTEs will equally provide a platform to sharpen the skills of participating troops on the conduct of Internal Security Operations.
“The exercises will run concurrently at 2, 6, 81, and 82 Divisions Areas of Responsibilities (AOR) in the South-West, South-South, and South-East regions, respectively.
“They’ll also be conducted at Headquarters Command Army Records, 401 Special Forces Brigade and Guards Brigade Areas of Responsibilities in the North-Central states of Kogi, Benue, and the FCT, respectively,” the Army spokesman stated.
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