The 63 Brigade, Nigeria Army, Asaba has launched its ‘Operation Still Water III 2023’ a security training exercise in Delta.
The exercise, the third in its yearly joint security training programme drew participants from the army, police, immigration, civil defence and the road safety.
The Commandant, 63 Brigade, Nigeria Army, Asaba, Brig -Gen. Sanusi Aliyu, who spoke at the flag-off of the exercise on Tuesday in Asaba, said the training exercise is inline with the vision of the Chief of Army Staff (CAS) for professionalism in service.
“There is no doubt that the growing cases cultism, kidnappings, banditry and other violent crimes necessited this kind of training to prepare our security operatives for our everyday challenges.
“This training exercise is also planned to phisically and mentally prepare troops to be combat ready whenever need arises.
“It will equally help participants to learn survival and tactical techniques in combat situations”, Aliyu said.
The commandant also noted that the joint training exercise would help create bond of cooperation among the various security agencies taking part in the exercise.
In his remark at the event, Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta, lauded the Nigeria Army for its contribution to the peace and stability of the nation.
The governor, represented by his deputy, Chief Monday Onyeme, said the training exercise provides a unique opportunity for the army and sister security agencies to collaborate in tackling the security challenges facing the nation.
“This exercise is unique in the sense that it provides a platform where the various security agencies must continue to work to evolve diverse methods in security operations.
“Although, there have been remarkable improvement in security situation in our state for sometime now, but it is my opinion that more needs to be done”, Oborevwori said.
Our correspondebt reports that the event, which held at the Brigade’s training camp, along Ugbolu road, had in attendance top officials of the state government and heads of various security agencies in the state