The 12 Brigade Nigeria Army has launched an operation, tagged: “Exercise Still Waters III”, aimed at ensuring secured yuletide season.
The exercise was flagged off by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, on Monday in Okene.
Speaking, the Commander, 12 Brigade Nigeria Army, Brigadier General Harunah Dasuki, described the exercise as an annual event that is being conducted by the Nigeria Army to ensure that Yuletide period is secured for members of the community where they operate.
According to him, during the Yuletide, crimes and other vices are always on the rise, hence the Headquarters of the Nigeria Army deamed it feat to rise to the occasion by intensify efforts to curtail the vices for the people to enjoy the Yuletide.
Brigadier General Dasuki explained that it is a national exercise that is meant to run from of October 2nd to 5th of January 2024.
The Commander stressed that the Exercise was also aimed at encouraging synergy among security agencies.
He emphasised that no security agent could work alone, but there was need for collaboration to ensure a secured environment for the people.
The Brigadier General assured that the Nigeria Army would continue to intensify efforts to ensure a secured environment for the people, as well as economic activities to thrive.
He appealed to the communities to provide adequate information to enable them keep the areas safe.
Speaking shortly after the flag-off, Gov. Bello assured that he would continue to provide the necessary support to complement the efforts of the military to enable them tackle the issues of insecurity in the area.
The Governor who was represented by the Chairman of Okene Local Government Area, Alh. Abdulrazaq Muhammad Yusuf, promised that the community would provide adequate information that would help the officers to discharge duties effectively.
Heads of various security agencies in the State were present at occasion.
The highlight of the event was a tour round the Exercise Area.