- The Nigeria Army patroled southeast cities on a show of force operation on Monday, May 21
- The cities that witnessed the operation were Enugu and Owerri
The 82 Division Troops of the Nigeria Army in Enugu and other security agencies on Monday, May 21, launched operation show of force in Enugu, Enugu state and Owerri, Imo state to show the presence of authority in the states.
Vanguard reports that the army, in a statement by the deputy director of the Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, said the massive "show of force" was done in cooperation with other security agencies.
Musa said: “The exercise started in the early hours of today,(at about 6:30 am to about 2:45pm) yesterday in the two capital cities of Enugu and Owerri respectively.
“The show of force was conducted round the major flash points and strategic areas of Enugu city and environs such as Coal Camp, Emene,Ike,New Market, Independence Layout, New Haven, Trans Ekulu, Awkunanaw, Enugu-Abakaliki road, Enugu-Portharcourt express way among others.
“While in Imo state, troops of 34 Brigade and other agencies moved round the general areas of Heroes Square, 2nd Ward Avenue,New Owerri, Amakoya, Egbu and Orlu roads. Others include Owerri -Onitsha, Owerri-Okigwe and Owerri -Ohaji Egbema roads.”
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that troops deployed in Exercise Ayem Akpatuma in Taraba state in conjunction with personnel of the Nigeria Police on Saturday, March 31 arrested some criminal elements operating in Mayo Ndaga area of the state.
Items recovered from one of the suspects Amos Titus- 35, include sheets of zinc, bed and locally made pistol.
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