The Nigerian Army has renamed Operation Python Dance, otherwise known as Operation Egwu Eke in Igbo language, to Operation Dance for peace (Operation Atilogwu).
The disclosure was made on Wednesday, October 16, by the Nigerian Army operations media coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu.
Note that the operation covers the southeast region of the country and is designed to combat criminal activities including kidnappings, armed robbery, inter-cult and communal clashes among other sundry crimes.
The statement read:”The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai wishes to reiterate the commitment of the Nigerian Army in protecting lives and properties of citizens particularly during these ember months and the fast approaching Yuletide season.”
The Nigerian Army solicited the support and understanding of all well-meaning Nigerians towards providing a secure environment for all and sundry.
Meanwhile,Legit.ngpreviously reported that the Nigerian Army said it had captured 10 suspected key Boko Haram members at Bitta in Gwoza local government area of Borno trying to escape the troops’ onslaught on them.
The Nigerian Army operations media coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday, October 12.
He said that a successful sting operation conducted on October 9 by troops of the 26 task force brigade led to the arrest of the suspects.