Exercise Enduring Peace: Army HQ Team commends Guards Brigade for sustaining peace and security in FCT

Guards Brigade Nigerian Army has again been commended for ensuring adequate security of lives and properties of residents and travellers passing through the Federal Capital to other states as well as promoting enduring peace within the Federal Capital Territory and its environs. 

The Team from Army Headquarters Exercise Monitoring Team lead by Maj Gen Dickson Ehiriobor  made the commendation on Monday 25 October  21 when he led a monitoring team of senior Army Officers round military deployment areas within the Federal Capital and its environs to acertain progress recorded so far in the ongoing Exercise code named  Enduring Peace flagged off recently by the Commander Guards Brigade, Brigadier General Muhammed Takuti Usman. 

The Exercise which was flagged off in the Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital is aimed at checkmating criminal activities emanating from armed Banditry, kidnapping as well as armed robbery and other criminal activities that has bedevilled the entire country in general and the FCT in particular in recent times especially as the yuletide season draws closer.

In his remark, the team leader while addressing troops in the Forward Operation Area at Kwali Base Camp commended troops of the Brigade for recording tremendous progress against criminals who has made lives difficult for both innocent and  law abiding citizens and travellers, stressing that with the flag off of the exercise, criminals who have been terrorizing  communities around the Federal Capital have been denied freedom of operation which hitherto has restored confidence in the minds of the residents. 

Maj Gen Ehiriobo further charged troops of the Brigade in the operation areas to continue to leverage on the achievement so far recorded against armed banditry especially in the area of intelligence sharing with other sister security agencies to ensure lasting peace and security of all communities within the FCT and its environs.

He urged the troops not relent until all the adversaries are brought on their kneels and the Federal Capital security completely restored, assuring the Brigade of its continuous support in the area of logistics and other needs especially as it’s strive to secure and protect the seat of power so as to achieve the desired result. 

Earlier in his brief, the Commanding Officer 176 Guards Battalion, Lt Col JK Adisa also expressed the Brigade’s readiness to continue to dominate the general area of the Federal Capital and beyond to ensure that criminals stay clear from the FCT, reiterating that troops would continue to work in unison with other security agencies and members of the various communities to ensure the desired security result. 

Also speaking, the Representative of the Commander Guards Brigade, Lt Col OJ Okwoli who also doubles as the Garrison Commander Guards Brigade, appreciated the team for their supports and the encouragement to troops assuring that the Brigade would continue to work assidiously to restore the confidence of all to make the celebration crime free. 

Areas visited by the team include Giri, Kwali, Abaji local council as well as Keffi in Nasarawa State.

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