The Nigerian Army, on Monday, said it’s set to conduct an operation codenamed Exercise Stillwater, from 12 October – 23 December 2022 in Lagos and Ogun States.
It advised residents of the states not to panic during the period as it would be conducted jointly with sister services, para-military and other security agencies.
Major Olaniyi Osoba, acting Deputy Director 81 Division Army Public Relations in a statement, said the exercise is aimed at enhancing troops’ level of professionalism and preparedness in curbing security challenges prevalent within areas of responsibility such as kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, ritual killings, and pipeline vandalism, among others.
According to him, the exercise will involve the assessment of the effective application of the Nigerian Army Code of Conduct as well as strict adherence to Rules of Engagement (ROE) in line with international best practices and Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) activities focused on the less privileged and schools.
He said it would also involve the movement of troops and military equipment within Lagos and Ogun States.
“The Division also wishes to solicit the understanding and cooperation of law-abiding citizens during the period of the exercise and beyond. The General Officer Commanding 81 Division NA Major General Obinna Ajunwa is expected to flag off the Exercise on Wednesday, 12 October 2022 at Foru Terminal Ikorodu Road, Ojota Lagos by 10:30am,” he said
Osoba said as part of the flag-off, there would be free medical services to the benefit of the host communities.
Nigerian Army to conduct Exercise Still Water in, Lagos Ogun