Monday, 22 August 2016

We Want to Carry out Two-Weeks Military Exercise in the Creeks - Nigerian Army tells Delta State Government

According to online media source, the Nigerian army has informed the Delta State Government of its intention to carry out a two-week military training exercise in the creeks of the state.
This statement was made available to Journalists in Delta State, South-South Nigeria, by the Delta State Commissioner for information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, the exercise, which is amphibious in nature, would involve available of heavy military personnel and movement of equipment in the creeks.
According to THISDAYLIVE, the statement read, “The public, especially people living in communities in the creeks, are advised not to be panic over the presence of the military personnel in their communities.”
It was also said that the date of the exercise has not be official yet.
He added, “Determination of the state government to partner security agencies to ensure the safety of lives and property in the state.
“The military exercise is not targeted towards any persons or group of persons of communities, but to provide the Nigerian army the opportunity to train its personnel and improve it security operation in the riverine areas and make the environment safe for all.”
According to report, the governor of Delta state, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa, recently sued for quick information from the military authorities on their operations and special exercise in the communities in order to allay fears or suspicion about such exercises.