The Nigeria Army in response to continues insurgent in the country have relaunch military operation nationwide.
The chief of Staff, Lt.General TY Buratai, made this know in a Press briefing in Abuja 8 October, 2019, on Launching of Exercise CROCODILE SMILE IV Exercise EQWU EKE IV and Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA II.
The Chief who was represented by Maj. Gen. Enubong Udoh, said in line with the NA forecast for 2019, this exercise include within respective geo-political zone of the country to checkmate the activities of criminals and bandits.
Exercise ROCODILE SMILE IV Exercise EQWU EKE IV and Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA II are to be conducted concurrently in the south south, south west, as well as NC Zone respectively from 1 November, 23 December 2019.
Also Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA II in the North center and part of north western state of Benue, Nasarawa, Kogi Taraba, Kaduna and Niger state.
Why Exercise EQWU EKE IV we be carried out in the South eastern part of Nigeria, Abia, Eboyi, Enugu and IMO state.
Exercise ROCODILE SMILE IV Exercise EQWU EKE IV and Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA II which is ongoing in the north east theater of operation will be extended to cover the entire nation.
Buratai noted that, the operations will be directed to curtailed the movement of bandits, kidnappers, armed robbers, ethics militia, cattle rustlers and other criminal elements.
The NA will also involved in cooperation activities diverse area through community outreach such as free medical program, Education support activities, rehabilitation identified dilapidated roads, hospital, schools and old people homes in various selected community.
However this exercise will be conducted in conjunction with other security agency to boost interagency among the service and security agencies.