The Nigerian Army has maintained that its field training exercise,Egwu Eke II is not targeted at any group or individual.
Colonel Sagir Musa,Deputy Director Public Relations 82 Division Nigerian Army stated this in a statement on Saturday while giving an update on the exercise which commenced Friday.
He urged members of the public to note that “ Exercise Egwu Eke II is not targeted at any individual or group, as law abiding citizens are advised to go about their normal businesses without fear.
According to Colonel Musa, “The 82 Division Nigerian Army is currently on a Field Training Exercise Code named Exercise Egwu Eke II. The Exercise started on 15th September and will last till 14th October 2017 is meant to sharpen the skills of 82 Division troops in the conduct of Internal Security Operations.
“The exercise is also aimed to combating the security challenges in the South East and is well equipped to deal with the rising cases of insecurity such as kidnappings, farmers-herdsmen clashes, cultism, armed robbery, communal crisis, violent secessionist agitations, insurgency among others.”