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Army counts successes of Python Dance II

Provides free Medicare to over 2,000 in Imo

Nigerians Army has said that the exercise Python Dance II which it launched in the Outh east recently is successful. It said the exercise has enhanced cooperation between the army and other security agencies, enabled its personnel to deliver humanitarians services to the people, and curb security threats in the South east.

Operation Python Dance (EGWU EKE) II commenced on Friday 15th September 2017 in 82 Division area of responsibility – all states in the South east. Spokesperson of 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Col. Sagir Musa said free medical services was fl ag off by the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Dr. Eric Kelechi Igwe and the Chief of Army Staff , Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai on 18 September at the Adult Education Mass Literacy Centre, Nkwuagu Primary School Amaagu, Abakaliki. “Over 2,000 people benefi ted in the areas of dental, optometry, laboratory services and blood pressure measurements,” Musa said.

“Others were dispensing of eye glasses, deworming tablets, assorted drugs, mosquito nets and sanitizer to various categories of people. In the same vein, similar medical outreach will be conducted at Nnarambia community Central Primary School, Ahiara Mbaise in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA of Imo State on 23rd September 2017” He said a patrol deployed as part of the exercise prevented clashes between herdsmen and Ukpata community in Uzo-Wani Local Government Area of Enugu state on 17thSeptember 2017. “

Troops of Sector 2, Sub Sector 1, at about 12.00am 19th September 2017, while on patrol along Onitsha-Owerri road arrested 3 suspected hoodlums; Chisom Francis, Chukwu Enema and Uchenna Ogataku that barricaded the highway, extorting money and other valuables from hapless motorists resulting in serious traffi c jam.

Th e suspects have been handed over to Ogbaku Police Station,” he said. Despite the initial opposition to Exercise by the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra members and their sympathizers and unpatriotic elements, the general area of the South East especially Aba in Abia State is now fully stabilized, according to the army spokesperson.

“Th e usual violent activities of the outlawed Biafra “National Guards” (manning check points and extorting money from traders and motorists) have now been checkmated. Similarly, the outlawed Biafra terrorists group presence is no longer visible and people go about their normal businesses without fear, let or hindrance,” he said.

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