By Victor Akaa, Abuja
Following the flag off of Nigerian Army Field Training Exercises last Monday at Emene in Enugu state, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has commenced an operational assessment of the conduct of the exercise within its units and formations in Ebonyi and Anambra States respectively.
The Director Army Public Relations Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement relayed to Enugu Reporters earlier on Monday.
He said, the COAS had
on Monday, flagged off the Exercises GOLDEN DAWN, STILL WATER and ENDURING PEACE to curb the insecurity in the South East, South South , South West and North Central zones.
The COAS after the flag off of the Exercises, visited Ebonyi as well as Anambra States and charged troops to be professional in their conduct during and after the exercise and assured them of support to carryout their tasks effectively.
General Yahaya’s first port of call was 24 Support Engineer Regiment in Abakaliki, where he listened to operational brief from the Commanding Officer and afterwards.
While in Abakaliki, the COAS paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, Engineer Dave Nwaeze Umahi.
The Governor commended the COAS for his effort in stemming pockets of violence in parts of the Southeast.
The COAS on his part, expressed appreciation to the
Governor and other south East Governors for their efforts in ensuring that peace and security are restored across the zone.
He thereafter moved to Anambra State, where Sector 5 troops of 302 Artillery Regiment and 14 Field Engineer Regiment were inspected at Igbariam, East of the State.
The Commander, Colonel Abdulkarim Usman gave a highlight of the conduct of Exercise GOLDEN DAWN in his Area of Responsibility.
The COAS expressed satisfaction so far, on the conduct of the exercise and commended the synergy among the security agencies.
He urged the troops to focus on the objectives of the Exercise in order to curb violence and other criminal activities across the southeast in particular and the country in general.
Gen Yahaya admonished the troops to respect the rights of members of their host communities and all citizens, adding, that the NA has zero tolerance for indiscipline.