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Operation Ayem Akpatuma II: Army vows to flush out criminals in Kogi

Operation Ayem Akpatuma II: Army vows to flush out criminals in Kogi
November 02
14:21 2019
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The Nigerian Army says it will fish out criminals from their hideouts in Kogi with its field training exercise, EX Ayem Akpatuma II.

Nick Ejeh, the intelligence officer for Command Army Records, said the exercise will be conducted simultaneously in Taraba, Nassarawa and Benue.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremony at Irepene Super military camp in Adavi LGA, Ejeh said the exercise will be conducted from November 1 to December 23.

He said the exercise, which involved the military and all other security agencies, would be held across the 21 local government areas of Kogi.

According to him, information confirmed that there is importation of thugs into Kogi for the purpose of disrupting the November 16 elections by the political parties, candidate and their agitators.

He assured that the exercise would help to fish out kidnappers, arm bandits and all other criminals from their various hideouts, especially before, during and after the election.

He added that the army would offer free medical outreach for the people and carry out some other community development projects, during the period of the military exercise.

Also speaking, Gabriel Odewusi, the operation officer CARs, noted that the exercise would be a “super camp” to bring in all the security agencies together in the eight operational sectors across the 21 councils of the state.

He added that the exercise would also promote the existing relationship between the military, paramilitary and other security agencies and the people of Kogi.

He noted that the Nigerian Navy would also be carrying out aggressive patrols along the waterways during the exercise as a way of flushing out criminals.

Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi state, who flagged off the exercise, commended the military and other security agencies for the effort, adding that it would go a long way in ensuring peace, law and other in the state.

He assured residents of his governments continued support to the military in the state to ensure that the exercise was sustained.

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