Nigerian Army ends Operation Python Dance in South-East – Official

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Soldiers
FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Soldiers

The Operation Python Dance inaugurated by the Nigerian Army in the south-east geo-political zone to curb crime in the area during the yuletide will end on December 27.

The Deputy Director, Public Relations, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Sagir Musa, made the disclosure in a telephone interview on Monday.

The operation was launched to span from November 27 to December 27.

“The Exercise will end on December 27, as earlier indicated.

“However, troops will still be massively around in the whole of South-East to continue with patrols, road blocks and check points.

“Nigeria’s South-East has not recorded incidence of armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and associated violence as well as inter-communal, herdsmen-farmers clashes during this Yuletide due to the on-going military exercise in the region tagged Operation Python Dance.

“These menaces are and have been the focus and targets of this exercise which has so far been successful,” Mr. Musa said.

The army spokesman said that the General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Adamu Abubakar, visited Awka, Agulu, Nnobi, Ihiala and Okija communities in Anambra State on December 25 to assess the conduct of troops.

He said the GOC was also at the Niger Bridge to assess the state of security and vehicular movements.

“It would be recalled that traffic gridlock has for many years, especially during the yuletide, been endemic on the Niger Bridge at both Asaba and Onitsha axis inflicting suffering and other inconveniences on road users.

“Hence, part of the target for the exercise is to check the usual gridlock, chaos and insecurity on the Bridge. This objective has so far been achieved.

“Since the start of Exercise Python Dance, there has not been any case of gridlock and associated insecurity on the Asaba-Onitsha Bridge.

“The orderliness, the disposition of combined security personnel and the manner the general public conducted themselves, especially the road users is commendable,” he emphasised.

Mr. Musa urged members of the public to remain security conscious and to report any suspicious movements and persons to security agencies nearest to them.



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  • Fada4Life

    The Nigeria so called police force have failed in their primary duties that is why the army are doing their jobs,
    The IGP should rejuvenate the Nigeria police force by curbing their bribe taken both at roads and their stations, re-awaken their clarion call and build their self esteem,

    • nnaji74

      The army destroyed the police in the first place through jealousy and unnecessary competition. Jealousy of course is the bane of black people all over the world. The police themselves are not strangers. They are not Americans or Russians.They are our brothers and sisters. We are the most conscienceless people in the world who lack the capacity to say the truth and to love.

      • Fada4Life

        Can you ask yourself why is it that whenever Nigerian police men are on foreign assignment they excel but why at home they performed poorly??? It because they made themselves very cheap at the expense of their clarion call. I won’t say more than that

        • Rommel

          When you say excell,what do you mean?

          • Col. Nemesis Mariam

            He did not say “excelL”.
            He said excel.
            Quite a world of literary difference.

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  • Decimator

    Now that they have finished dancing like Pythons, they can proceed to the freed Sambisa right away and continue with their cattle Rearing program which is the next on their agenda according to Buratai. So now, over to Operation cattle Jump.

  • Rommel

    At least they stopped all those armed robbers and kidnappers from villages like Oba,Obosi,Aguleri and Umuleri who have been making lives hell for people,the python dance seems to have been a huge success since the criminals all went into hiding

    • Psi Ciroma

      they only took a coffee break.
      The C.I.D and DSS should have eyes on them

  • PolyGon2013

    Cool. Please keep on dancing.