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Yuletide: We will dominate all hot spots – Army vows

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The Nigerian Army has assured Nigerians that troops will dominate all identified hot spots across the country to ensure adequate security ahead of the Yuletide.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, gave the assurance on Wednesday in Abuja while briefing newsmen on army exercises going on across the country.

Nwachukwu said the three exercises, codenamed Still Waters, Enduring Peace and Golden Dawn, had so far recorded operational successes in 20 states and the FCT.

He called on citizens to support the military and other security agencies to achieve peace and security in the country.

NAN recalls that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, had on Oct. 9, flagged off the three exercises in Lagos.

While Exercise Still Waters III was operationalised in the South-South and South West, Enduring Peace and Golden Dawn were operationalised in the North-Central and South-East geopolitical zones, respectively.

The Army spokesman said the exercises are traditionally held in the last quarter of each year to checkmate all forms of crimes during the yuletide.

“As it stands today, troops have maintained an offensive posture, conducting several kinetic and non-kinetic operations in the forms of raids on criminal hideouts and patrols amongst others.

“So far, all the exercises have recorded significant successes,” he said

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