Nigerian Army Troops Changes Annual Training Name

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that it has changed name of one of its annual training exercises code named, “Exercise EGWU EKE” to ‘Exercise ATILOGWU UDO’.

The Troops who made this known Wednesday in a statement issued by the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, the annual training exercise commenced in 2016 and has consistently recorded remarkable successes since its introduction.

According to the statement, “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.

It said all other information relative to the exercise as contained in the previous Press Statement and Press Conference issued by the Army Headquarters remain unchanged.

However, the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, reiterated 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 called for the support and understanding of all well-meaning Nigerians towards providing a well secured environment for all and sundry.



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