The Nigeria Army don assure residents of the South East and Cross River State say troops wey involve for the ongoing military exercise go abide by rules of engagement.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report say Egwu Eke II, wey be military training exercise, start on Friday.
“”The troops in Egwu Eke II, which when translated means Python Dance II, will also display high sense of professionalism,’’ Col. Sagir Musa tell journalists for Enugu on Friday.
Musa, wey be Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, say in quote:
”Any act of indiscipline by any soldier or officer will be decisively dealt with.’’
Him say the ongoing training exercise no dey target any group, individual or state as some people dey paint am.
Him also point out say the exercise, wey don become yearly routine, go always come-up during the ”Ember months’’ in order to subdue rising crime wey dey associated with the period for the South East.
”The training exercise will effectively check armed banditry, kidnapping, cultism, communal clashes as well as violent secessionist activities in the South East and its general area,’’ this na as him talk.
The deputy director later call on law abiding citizens for Abia, Enugu Ebonyi, Anambra, Imo and Cross River , where the exercise go take place, to continue their lawful businesses.
Musa warn say army no go allow any individual or group to jeopardize the conduct of the field training exercise through unlawful or criminal activities.
Also in quote below him say,
”We are carrying out the military training exercise in every other parts of the country especially in the army divisional command headquarters’ areas of responsibility scattered throughout the country.
”The one being done in the South East is not an exception,’’.
According to him, commanders don get instruction make them ensure say all hands are on deck to commence and carry on the exercise to the logical conclusion.