As part of the activities of Operation Python Dance, the special army training and security arrangement for the South East, the General Officer Commanding 82 division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Adamu Abubakar has visited several communities to reassure the citizens of their security.
In this regard, Major General AbUbakar on Christmas day visited Awka, Agulu, Nnobi, Ihiala and Okija communities in Anambra State to ensure troops comply with the mandate of Exercise PYTHON DANCE.
A statement by Col Sagir Musa noted that the “GOC was also at the Niger Bridge to assess the state of security and vehicular movements.
Sagir said, “It would be recalled that traffic gridlock has for many years, especially during the yuletide been endemic on the Niger Bridge in both Asaba and Onitsha axis inflicting suffering and other inconveniences to the road users.
“Hence, parts of the targets for the Exercise is to checkmate the usual gridlock, chaos and insecurity at the Bridge.
“This objective has so far been achieved. Since the start of Exercise PYTHON DANCE, there has not been cases of gridlock and associated insecurity on the Asaba – Onitsha Bridge.
” The orderliness, the disposition of combined security personnel and the general public conduct especially the road users is commendable.
“Similarly, it is to the glory of God and the Exercise that up to this moment, there has not been incidence of armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and associated violence as well as inter communal, herdsmen – farmers clashes in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.
” These menaces are and have been the focus and targets of this Exercise and have so far been effectively achieved.
“Members of the public are please requested to remain security conscious and report any suspicious movements and persons to security agencies close to them.
“The 82 Division Nigerian Army wishes the public happy Christmas and prosperous new year.”