The Nigerian Army on Monday launched “Operation Still Waters”, to tackle kidnapping and other security challenges in the some states in the south-west region.
The exercise which began on Monday is expected to run through December in Edo, Kwara, Ondo, Osun, Ekiti and Oyo State.
Launching the exercise in Ibadan, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 2nd Division, Gold Chibuishi, said: “the operation is one of those operations conceived by the Army to boost troops’ ability to tackle the current security challenges in Nigeria”.
The GOC said that the operation, which would be a collaborative effort, would metamorphosis into real time operation to check criminality.
“The operation will be based on real time operation to checkmate criminality and strengthen civil / military relation between security and people of the states under the division areas of responsibility.
” Other operations currently being lunched in other zones are exercise Enduring Peace in the North Central and Exercise Golden Dawn in South East and parts of South South.
“These exercise is expected to be conducted concurrently with other operations in the North East and North West,” the GOC said.
In his remark, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, commended the army for collaborating with other security agencies in tackling insecurity.