Nigerian army reveals when Python Dance Operation will end in South-east
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Nigerian army reveals when Python Dance Operation will end in South-east

John Saleh Aminu



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The Nigerian army has disclosed that the Military exercise “Operation Python Dance II” currently going on in the South-eastern part of the country will end on October 14, 2017.

BElow is a statement released by the Nigerian military;

“Exercise EGWU EKE 11 is a scheduled Nigerian Army Exercise that started on Friday 15 September and will end on Saturday the 14th of October, 2017.

“Patrols and raids on suspected criminal hideouts and confirmed flashpoints across the South Eastern Region have been sustained during this period. This has denied criminals the freedom of action.

“Similarly, crisis-prone areas such as Ohaji Egbema in Imo State, Aba, Ngwa and Umuahia areas of Abia State, Ogorude and Edda axis of Ebonyi and Cross River States have so far been stabilized.

“Due to regular patrols and search operations on confirmed criminal hideouts, some recoveries of arms and ammunition have been made.

“Specifically, At about 1145 hours on 30th September 2017, troops of Sector 2, Sub Sector 4 (342 Artillery Regiment Area of Responsibility), while on patrol in Obile community in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State raided residence of prominent cultist and oil bunkerer and recovered 3 x locally made single barrel guns, 1x AK 47 Rifle loaded with 15 rounds of 7.62MM Special ammunition.

“Also, following a tip-off, troops of 342 AR raided a criminal den and arrested 4 cultists in Umukpo and Omoglogo villages in Ohuba community of Ohaji Egbema LGA of Imo State. In the same vein, troops of Sector 2, (34 Brigade Owerri), averted bloody intra cultists clash on 30 September 2017.

“The Degbam cult group members involved and arrested are; Mr Onyewokechi Chiwuanya AKA Randy was arrested in Abacheke locality of Egbema community for cultism and burglary of an electronics store, Messrs Uchechi Agu and Esoro Chibuzor AKA Oyibo were also arrested on cult-related activities.

“They were handed over to Egbema Police Station for further action. In a related development, troops of Sector 3 (82 Division Garrison location) have arrested a drug peddler Mr David Ubi and recovered 100kg of Indian hemp and some drugs suspected to be tramol. Mr Ubi hails from Yakurr LGA of Cross River State and has since been handed over to police for further action.”

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Updated on February 14, 2017 at 8:17 am