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NEWS UPDATE: Flag-off exercise: Army urges public not to panic during movement of troops, equipment

NEWS UPDATE: Flag-off exercise: Army urges public not to panic during movement of troops, equipment

The Nigerian Ground forces, on Sun, enjoined members of the public not yo panic as there will be motion of troops and equipment during the flag-off of exercises “Golden Dawn, Enduring Peace and Still Body of water” nationwide.

In a statement on Sun by Onyema Nwachukwu Brigadier Full general, Manager Ground forces Public Relations, he said the exercise was a yearly ritual by the Nigerian Ground forces (NA), designed to effectively check all forms of criminality and allow for unloosen motion of persons during the Yuletide.

According to him, the Master of Ground forces Staff (COAS), Lieutenant Full general Faruk Yahaya will on Monday 4 Oct, 2021, symbolically flag-off all Exercises at the venue of Exercise GOLDEN DAWN which will take location at Orie-Emene, Enugu East Local Authorities Area of Enugu Province.

“For all intents and purposes, it should be famous that these Field Grooming Exercises (FTEs) are routines conducted yearly by the Nigerian Ground forces (NA), designed to effectively check all forms of criminality and allow for unloosen motion of persons during the Yuletide. the FTEs will as provide a platform to sharpen the skills of participating troops on the conduct of Internal Security Operations,” he said.

He said the exercises will run concurrently in 2, 6, 81 and 82 Divisions Areas of Responsibilities (AOR) in the Southward Westward, Southward Southward and Southward East regions, respectively.

He added that the exercise would also be conducted in Headquarters Command, Ground forces Records, 401 Special Forces Brigade and Guards Brigade Areas of Responsibilities (AOR) in the N Central States of Kogi, Benue and the Federal Working capital territory, respectively.

According to him, troops will be taken through operational rigors to effectively respond to security challenges, ranging from kidnapping, banditry, thuggery, brigandage, armed robbery, cultism, communal crisis, violent secessionist agitations, farmers-herders clashes and insurgency, amongst other sundry crimes.

“This will be complimented by robust Civil-War machine relations activities in identified communities in the envisaged AORs.

“This intervention calls for critical stakeholders to back up the NA and other security agencies to stem the tide of crimes and criminality across the areas, peculiarly as the Yuletide approaches,” he farther stated.

He called on members of the public to also proceed to back up the NA and other security agencies with credible information on the activities of criminals in their vicinity.

“Nigerians are please encouraged to take ownership of the exercise for a seamless celebration during the yuletide,” he farther said.





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