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The Nigerian Army has announced a change in the name of one of its ongoing internal security exercises, Operation Python Dance in South East region of Nigeria.
The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement said the Operation Python Dance ‘Egwu Eke’, which covers the South East region of the country will now be called Atilogwu Udo.
The statement read: “The authorities of the Nigerian Army wish to inform the general public of the change of name of one of its annual training exercises code named,”Exercise EGWUEKE” to ‘Exercise ATILOGWU UDO’.
“The annual training exercise commenced in 2016 and has consistently recorded remarkable successes since its introduction. The Exercise, which covers the South East region of the country,is designed to combat criminal activities including kidnappings, armed robbery, inter-cult and communal clashes among other sundry crimes.
“All other information relative to the Exercise as contained in the previous Press Statement and Press Conference issued by the Army Headquarters remain unchanged.
“The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai wishes to reiterate the commitment of the Nigerian Army in protecting lives and properties of citizens particularly during these ember months and the fast approaching Yuletide season.
“He also wishes to further solicit the support and understanding of all well-meaning Nigerians towards providing a well secured environment for all and sundry.”