Army Announces Conclusion Of Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA In Benue, Taraba, Kogi
The Nigerian army has announced that it has finally concluded Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA in Benue, Taraba and Kogi states.
NIGERIA NEWS recall that the Army flagged off Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA on the 20th February 2019 to practice troops in the North Central and parts of North West on planning and conduct of “Military Operations Other Than War”.
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.
Meanwhile, NIGERIA NEWS notes that Exercise “AYEM AKPATUMA” recorded commendable successes in spite of challenges.
The Exercise was sustained in some areas in order to consolidate on the gains.
However, having consolidated on the gains achieved and the Nigerian Army’s effort of ridding the affected areas of militants and other criminal elements, the Army wishes to conclude Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA earlier extended in Benue, Taraba and the Kogi States on 14 May 2019.
The Nigerian Army wishes to express its appreciation to the states government, Traditional Rulers, Religious and Youth leaders as well as other stakeholders for their cooperation and support to the Nigerian Army for the period of the exercise.
In a previous report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that Nigerian army rescues an elderly man from Boko Haram camp in Gwoza.