follow site General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu, Maj.-Gen. Adamu Abubakar, who lunched the operation on Wednesday in Calabar, said the operation was meant to complement the ongoing `Operation Python Dance in the South-East.
The Commander, 13 Brigade, Nigerian Army Calabar, Brig.-Gen. Ismaila Isa, conducted the GOC round the creeks of Ikang in Bakassi LGA to the Amphibious Training School fleet yard in Calabar by speed boat.
“I am very certain that this exercise will help in securing our nation just as we recorded tremendous success in exercise Egwu Eke. Crocodile smile cut across four divisions; they include 81, 2, 6 and 82 divisions respectively.
“We hope to record successful outcome at the end of the operation on the 28 of Oct. What we are doing here right now is exactly what is going on in Lagos, Ondo, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa Rivers and Cross River states respectively,’’ he added.
The GOC said the operation would also help in enhancing civil-military relationship, teach the troops general administration, operational logistics, equipment maintenance, arms handling and others.
He called on the public to support the operation by availing the Army and other security agencies with useful and timely information that would enable them respond on time to cases of emergencies.