By Niyi Olutunde, Akure
The 32 Artillery Brigade Nigerian Army has commenced a field Training Exercise code named “Exercise Crocodile Smile IV” in Ondo state.
The exercise will last from 8 November to 23 December 2019.
In a statement by the Assistant Director Army Public Relations Major Victor Olukoya said the official flag off of the exercise will take place at the Brigade Super Camp at Lawyer Oke Street, Okitipupa, Ondo State on 13 November 2019 by 11am.
According to the statement ,the Brigade Commander’s Orders/Briefing to Security Agencies and participants took place yesterday 11 November 2019, where all where intimated of their roles, tasks and responsibilities.
This exercise is in line with the Nigerian Army’s constitutional role of acting in aid to civil authority. The exercise will be conducted in conjunction with other security agencies to further sustain the existing synergy between the Nigerian Army and other sister agencies in the state.
In furtherance of civil military relations, the brigade will be carrying out Civil Military Corporation activities in the course of the exercise such as medical outreach, donation of books, computers, printers, generators, sports equipment and sanitation in selected communities of southern Ondo State.
All law abiding members of the public are by this notice urged not to panic when they observe large movement of troops and equipment during this period. This is a military exercise aimed at curbing various security threats such as kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, pipeline vandalism, hooliganism and banditry.
The exercise which is people oriented, shall be conducted in line with the Nigerian Army Rules of engagement and Code of Conducts, guiding exercises of this nature.
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