‘We have minimised crimes in South-East’
The Army said at the weekend that it has rid the South-East of crimes through its ember months Operation Python Dance in the zone.
General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Enugu, Maj.-Gen. Adamu Abubakar, who stated this during the 2016 West African Social Activities (WASA) held in the city, stated that the army would consolidate on the gains of the exercise to rid other areas of her operations of crimes.
WASA is a yearly event of the army where officers, soldiers, their families and friends socially interact in a relaxed atmosphere. It is also conducted to mark the end of an eventful year and herald the beginning of a new one.
Abubakar said that within the period the exercise was on, the zone witnessed no case of kidnapping, youths’ restiveness and armed robberies that were usually associated with ember months, stressing there was easy flow of traffic, especially on the Onitsha Niger bridge axis.
He commended the soldiers and other officials who made the feat possible, urging them to remain committed to ensuring peace, focus and resilience in the discharge of their responsibilities.
He said that the army would remain committed to improving the welfare of soldiers. According to him, the Chief of Army Staff had commenced action towards making life better for them.