Nigerian Army Changes Name of Operation from ‘Python Dance’ to ‘Atilogwu Udo’

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SWITZERLAND, OCTOBER 17 – The Nigerian Army has changed the name of its exercise in the South from ‘Python Dance’ to ‘Atilogwu Udo.’

The Army Headquarters announced this in a press statement on Wednesday afternoon.

See statement below:

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,”ExerciseEGWUEKE” to ‘Exercise ATILOGWU UDO’.

The annual training exercise commenced in 2016 & has consistently recorded remarkable successes since its introduction. The Exercise,which covers the SouthEast 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.

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. He also wishes to further solicit the support and understanding of all well-meaning Nigerians towards providing a well secured environment for all and sundry.

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