Operation Python Dance II finally ends in South-East


The Nigeria Army has formally declared the end of Exercise EGWU EKE ll Python Dance.
General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division Nigerian Army Major General Adamu Baba Abubakar who represented the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General TY Buratai announced the end of the operation at a ceremony in Sector 1 Tactical Headquarters at Umuahia, Abia State.
The event was marked with the traditional activation of a campfire to formally signify the successful completion of the Exercise.
General Abubakar commended all the officers, soldiers and personnel of paramilitary organisations that collaborated with the army throughout the one month period of the Exercise.
He said that the achievements recorded during the Exercise in the areas of attainment of the mission specific training objectives, improvement in peace and security, curtailing the menace of violent groups in the theatre of the Exercise(South Eastern part of Nigeria) are remarkable.
The representative of the Governor of Abia State Engineer Emmanuel Nwabuko expressed appreciation of the government and people of the State for the numerous achievements of Exercise EGWU EKE ll in terms of improvement of peace, security and stability of the State.
He said further that the collaborative relationship with the Nigerian Army can be traced to the time when in 2010 – 2011 kidnappers, armed robbers, and other hoodlums paralyzed economic and social activities in the State, it was the army that rescued us. So, we are ready to always leverage on this relationship whenever the need arises.
In attendance were the representative of the Chief of Training and Operations Army Headquarters, Brigadier General Ndalolo, Defence Headquarters Observer Team led by Commodore Shammah, the Security Adviser to Abia State Governor, Captain (rtd) Idonsi Awa and the Commanders of 14 and 34 Brigades Brigadier Generals AK Ibrahim and IH Bature. Others were the Commanders of 44 Engineer Brigade, 82 Division Garrison, and Supply and Transport Brigadier Generals Mark Mamman, LA Adegboye and EA Anaryu respectively.


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