Few days after launching a new military operation code-named ‘Exercise Golden Dawn’ to combat insecurity in Abia State, the Nigerian Army has flagged off the distribution of educational material to Abia pupils in public schools as a measure to enhance military/civil relations.
The distribution of educational materials which is being spearheaded by the 14 Brigade Nigerian Army Ohafia has seen hundreds of beneficiaries emerge.
The exercise was on 5 October 2021 held at Ogbekwe Primary School Asaga Ohafia. Governor of Abia State Okezie Victor Ikpeazu while speaking at the occasion warned criminals to stay away from the State, insisting that there is no hiding place for criminality in Abia.
Represented by Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Osuji, the Governor noted that the state is aware of the tireless efforts of the Army and other security agencies in ensuring a peaceful country reiterating that the state place high premium in flushing out criminals from the state.
Commenting on the exercise, the Commander 14 Brigade Nigerian Army Brigadier General Mohammed Bello Wabili disclosed that the exercise is an all-embracing one that is conducted with sister security agencies. He said the exercise will continue especially at the festive period approaches. He added that, to win the hearts and minds of the populace, civil-military cooperation activities such as distribution of educational material is important.
Brig Gen Wabili enjoined the populace to cooperate with security agencies by giving timely and useful information on the hideouts of criminals in the State.
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