Nigeria Army
Nigeria Army

Nigeria has announced the launch of four major military operations across the country to combat insecurity, the army said in a statement.

The exercises were part of the army’s efforts to combat insecurity in the West African nation, said Col. Sagir Musa, an army spokesperson, in a statement Thursday.


The major operations will target all areas plagued by insecurity, he added.

Musa said special operation named “Exercise Ayem Akpatuma 11” would be conducted in the north central and parts of northwestern states, and “Exercise Egwu Eke 1V” would be carried out in the southeastern part of the country, while “Exercise Crocodile Smile 1V” would take place in the southern and parts of southwestern states.

Moreover, “Operation Positive Identification” will be extended across the nation to checkmate bandits, kidnappers, armed robbers, ethnic militia, cattle rustlers as well as other sundry crimes across the various regions of Nigeria, according to the army spokesperson.

He enjoined citizens not to panic on seeing an increased presence of military personnel and other security agencies as well as movement of military vehicles and hardware.

Nigeria in recent months has witnessed a series of insecurity cases, such as Boko Haram attacks, kidnapping cases, and herdsmen-farmer conflicts.


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