The Nigeria Army says it has concluded its Exercise Ayem Akpatuma (Cat Race) in Benue, Taraba and Kogi states with “tremendous success”.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that exercise was set up to combat insurgency in the North West and North Central part of the country.
Army Director of Public Relations, Texas Chukwu, stated that the despite some challenges faced in the cause of carrying out the operation, the exercise recorded
“The Exercise was also aimed at further sustaining Nigerian Army’s constitutional roles of defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria as well as aiding the civil authority to maintain peace and security. Exercise “AYEM AKPATUMA” recorded tremendous successes in spite of challenges,” he said.
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Mr Texas further said that having consolidated on the gains achieved, the Army’s effort of ridding the affected areas of militants and other criminal elements, the Nigeria Army would be concluding the Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA in Benue, Taraba and Kogi States.
He lauded host communities for their cooperation while the exercise was on.
The Nigerian Army launched the Exercise Ayem Akpatuma on February 20, to combat insurgency and terrorism in the northern part of the country. A series of arrest was made by the army during the exercise.