The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, a Lieutenant General, has said Operation Python Dance launched
Buratai made the remarks yesterday in Birnin Kebbi when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi state.
According to him, apart from providing opportunity to retrain Nigerian soldiers, the exercise also gives them an avenue to respond to real life war situations.
“Am here this morning to make this courtesy call and to formerly flag off exercise Egwueke III, otherwise known as Python Dance III, which is an exercise aimed at keeping our soldiers abreast on contemporary
challenges of internal security facing our country.
“It is the same thing we have been doing for the past three years and it has achieved tremendous results.
“We want to take the opportunity to ensure that we re-train our officers for them to be up to the task to contain these security challenges.
“This exercise includes response to real time situations; we are also trying to work with sister agencies to have coordinated inter-agency collaboration to achieve the desired objectives”.
He commended the state government for collaborating with the Army in the areas of roads construction, education and agriculture. (NAN)