The Nigerian Army, Monday, flagged off ‘Exercise Golden Dawn’, to provide security in this Yuletide southeast zone.
Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahaya, while speaking to journalists, at the military cantonment, Nkwegu Barracks, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, said the essence of the operation “Golden dawn” in Southeast was to checkmate criminal activities that take place during the yuletide season.
He noted that the flagging off of the periodic exercise was done simultaneously in South South, Southwest and North central.
He pointed out that the exercise would be done in collaboration with other sister agencies in the country, adding that he would be visiting Anambra to assess security situation there.
“I came again to 82 Division Enugu this time around to flag off our exercises, “still water exercise”, “enduring peace and golden dawn”. These are exercises and operations we conduct almost every yuletide season in other to checkmate the criminal activities that are associated with this period of the year.
“As I flagged off the operation in Enugu today, it is being simultaneously flagged off in South South, Southwest, and North Central.
“The aim like I said is to checkmate and it is not only the army, we are doing it in synergy with other services and other security agencies.
“In Enugu for example you have seen the police, you have seen the DSS, even Road Safety , Custom, NDLEA as well as other stakeholders and well meaning Nigerians who we are always encouraging to also bring reliable information because security is everybody’s business and that is why we are here.
“Tomorrow I will be going to Anambra to know what is happening there and see the troops and assess the situation there”.
“The Army General during his visit commissioned one of the Administration blocks newly built in the barrack after which he paid a courtesy visit to Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state,” he stated.