Army Renames ‘Python Dance’ In South-East To ‘Atilogwu Udo’

The Nigerian Army has renamed one of its ongoing internal security exercises, Python Dance or Egwu Eke in the South-East region to Atilogwu Udo. Atilogwu Udo in Igbo means dance of peace.

The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col Aminu Iliyasu, stated this in a press release on Wednesday. According to him, the exercise’s new name would not affect the other components which are to tackle “kidnappings, armed robbery, inter-cult and communal clashes in the region.”

Iliyasu said, “The authorities of the Nigerian Army have changed the name of one of its annual training exercises code-named, “Exercise Egwu Eke” to “Exercise Atilogwu Udo.”

The annual training exercise commenced in 2016.

“The exercise, which covers the South East region of the country, is designed to combat criminal activities including kidnappings, armed robbery, inter-cult and communal clashes among other sundry crimes. All other information relative to the exercise remains unchanged.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, reiterates the commitment of the Nigerian Army in protecting lives and properties of citizens particularly during these ember months and the fast-approaching Yuletide season.”

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