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Operation Python Dance Now Dance Of Peace - NIGERIAN ARMY

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai 

ABUJA, NIGERIA - The Nigerian Army has revealed that the name of one of its annual training exercises code named Python Dance (EGWU EKE) has now been changed to Dance of Peace (ATILOGWU UDO).

It would be recalled that the annual training exercise began  in 2016 and covers the SouthEast region of the country, with the aim of combating criminal activities including kidnapping, armed robbery, inter-cult and communal clashes among other sundry crimes.

According to a statement issued by the Operations Media Coordinator of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, all other information relative to the exercise as contained in the previous Press Statement and Press Conference issued by the Army Headquarters remain unchanged.

“The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai wishes to reiterate the commitment of the Nigerian Army in protecting the lives and properties of citizens particularly during these ember months and the fast-approaching Yuletide season.

“He also wishes to further solicit the support and understanding of all well-meaning Nigerians towards providing a well-secured environment for all and sundry,'' the statement added.

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