The Nigerian Army Renames “Operation Python Dance” In South East To “Atilogwu Udo”

The Nigerian Army has announced a change in the name of one of its ongoing internal security exercises, Operation Python Dance in South East region of Nigeria.

The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement said the Operation Python Dance ‘Egwu Eke’, which covers the South East region of the country will now be called Atilogwu Udo.

He made the following statement:

The authorities of the Nigerian Army wish to inform the general public of the change of name of one of its annual training exercises code named,”Exercise EGWUEKE” to ‘Exercise ATILOGWU UDO’.

The annual training exercise commenced in 2016 and has consistently recorded remarkable successes since its introduction. The Exercise, which covers the South East region of the country,is designed to combat criminal activities including kidnappings, armed robbery, inter-cult and communal clashes among other sundry crimes.

All other information relative to the Exercise as contained in the previous Press Statement and Press Conference issued by the Army Headquarters remain unchanged.

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