The Nigerian Army on Saturday said the ongoing Operation Python Dance was a field training exercise.
Deputy Director, Public Relations 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Enugu, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement which was made available to journalists in Enugu.
Sagir said the operation was not targeted at anybody.
The statement read, “The 82 Division, Nigerian Army, is currently on a field training exercise code-named exercise EGWU EKE II (Python Dance).
“The exercise which 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 at combating the security challenges in the South-East and is well equipped to deal with the rising cases of insecurity such as kidnappings, armed forces farmers-herdsmen clashes, cultism, violent secessionist agitations, insurgency among others.
“Please note, 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.”