The Nigerian Army, on Thursday, urged residents of Enugu and its environs not to panic if they see movement of large numbers of personnel of security agencies on Friday.
Col. Aliyu Yusuf, Deputy Director, Public Relations 82 Division, said in a statement in Enugu on Tuesday that the exercise was part of the Exercise “Atilogwu Udo 1’’.
He urged residents of the metropolis to support and cooperate with the troops to ensure successful conduct of the exercise.
Col. Yusuf said that the 82 Division, in collaboration with Nigeria Police and other security agencies in Enugu State, would conduct a special monthly route march on Friday, Nov. 1.
He said that the route march would commence from 82 Division Dragon Sports Complex by 5:30 a.m.
According to him, the general public is hereby advised to avoid panic and go about their normal daily activities without fear.
Recall that the Nigerian Army, on Oct. 16, announced the renaming of one of its annual training exercises in the South-East code-named, “Exercise Egwu Eke” to “Exercise Atilogwu Udo’’.
Before the change of name, Exercise Egwu Eke, otherwise known as Python Dance, had been conducted for three successful years.