The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it had changed the name of one of its ongoing internal security exercises, Python Dance or Egwu Eke in the South – East region to Atilogwu Udo .
The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator , Col Aminu Iliyasu, stated this in a press release , saying the exercise ’ s new name would not affect the other components which were to tackle “ kidnappings , armed robbery , inter – cult and communal clashes in the region . ”
Iliyasu said , “ The authorities of the Nigerian Army have changed the name of one of its annual training exercises code – named , “ Exercise Egwu Eke ” to “ Exercise Atilogwu Udo . ”The annual training exercise commenced in 2016 and has consistently recorded remarkable successes since its introduction .
“ The exercise , which covers the South East region of the country, is designed to combat criminal activities including kidnappings , armed robbery , inter -cult and communal clashes among other sundry crimes . All other information relative to the exercise remains unchanged .
“ The Chief of Army Staff , Lt Gen Tukur Buratai , reiterates the commitment of the Nigerian Army in protecting lives and properties of citizens particularly during these ember months and the fast -approaching Yuletide season . ”
Atilogwu Udo is an Igbo expression which can be translated as dance of peace .DON'T MISS: Download Edujandon.com News app and get latest news updates directly to your phone!