The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81st Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General. Lawrence Fejokwu says Operation Still Water will address the festive season uncertainty in Lagos and Ogun states.
Fejokwu said this on Monday at the opening of Operation Still Water at the Digital Bridge Institute , Cappa, Oshodi, Lagos State, scheduled October 4th to December 23rd.
“The exercise is a monthly program that we’ve been doing since the days of Python Dance, Crocodile Smile, over the years which has now been reviewed as Still Water.
“The whole idea of the exercise is that we come to the field to rehearse everything we have taught ourselves in our various classrooms. < / p>
“It will serve as a test of how we can fight criminal elements, what we do in our various classrooms, and now we are bringing it to the fields,” he said.
The GOC said that the exercise is taking place in collaboration with other sister organizations and that it will be day and night t there will be increased military movement in the state of Lagos and the surrounding area s.
“We will work in synergy with other authorities so that all security services are on the same page in future raids such as Stop and Search.
“We will do it together the way it should be done because we have rehearsed it and know what each ministry should do in any given situation.
” That is what this operation is essentially about to serve. “He said.
Fejokwu said it was necessary to remove security situations to ensure a safe environment in which we can conduct our business without fear of the activities of criminals.
< p> “We expect increased security awareness and expect that during the course of this exercise the citizens can report any case to the nearest field location, which is evenly distributed throughout the state.
“ We have rules of action, so we have legal citizens nothing to fear, but if we find criminals during the exercise, we will deal with them appropriately, ”he said.
The Chinese government assured that t The waterways would also be secured because military gunboats are on patrol and soldiers would be stationed on the banks and jetties across the state.
Also Brig.-Gen. Lander Saraso, commander of the 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Ikeja Cantonment, said the exercise was designed to prepare and plan the conduct of a military operation other than war in a multi-agency environment.
” The exercise was also designed to train the troops in certain aspects of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency in Lagos State Help for the civil authority.
“Accordingly, the exercise is intended to limit the activities of militants, bandits, armed robbers, cultists, crooks, illegal oil bunkers and the like in Lagos and the surrounding area,” he said.
Saraso said the latest intelligence report revealed an unprecedented wave of criminals around us who have taken over some communities to continue their criminal activities tzen.
“Despite the efforts of the security authorities, these criminal elements have continued to engage in criminal activities such as kidnapping, banditry, militancy, cultism and other crimes in the city of Lagos.
“Recently, a senior police officer was killed on duty and a retired military officer was also abducted in Lagos, but we thank God he was saved.
” In view of this, the brigade is tasked with conducting this exercise, to curb this criminal activity in collaboration with other sister services and security agencies as we approach Christmas time, “he said.
The commander said the exercise involves the physical deployment of troops in the field where they are Real-time patrols against criminal elements in the area would be conducted.
He said the exercise enabled commanders of the unit and sub-units in combat procedures and decisions would test governance processes related to the use of weapons and assets in homeland security operations.
“The exercise will test the ability of troops to communicate skills and communication security y in an operational environment.