2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Uyo, has flagged-off “Exercise Still Water 11” in Mbiokporo in Nsit Ibom local government area.
The Commander of the brigade, Brigadier General AbubakarWase, explained that the exercise was a brigade level field training designed to exercise units and sub-units in combating prevailing and emerging security threats across Brigade area of responsibility.
He said that the exercise would serve as precursor to real time operations to checkmate the security challenges prevalent in Akwa Ibom.
Wase added that the exercise would tackle security challenges such as militancy, separatist agitations, pipeline vandalism, oil bunkering, cultism and communal clashes among others.
He disclosed that participants for the exercise were drawn from units under the brigade, sister services and other security agencies, stressing that ”the coming together of security agencies for this exercise will no doubt enhance synergy and inter-agency cooperation in a joint environment.
“This is hinged upon the desire of the General Officer Commanding 6 Division’s consistent push for security agencies to jointly tackle the emerging security threats,” the commander said.
Wase announced that the brigade would render free medical outreach to some communities in the state during the exercise which would last till December 22, 2022.
He enjoined the general public to call on the following numbers 09070077175, 08163256562 and report cases of distress for prompt action.
The highpoint of the event was patrol of major streets across the state capital by the joint security agencies.