The Nigerian Army says it has conducted 19 humanitarian and community services in host communities of troops participating in the ongoing Atilogwu Udo 1, otherwise known as Peaceful Dance.
The exercise which started on November 1, is being carried out in South-East and Cross River, which are the Area of Responsibility (AOR) of 82 Division of the Nigerian Army.
Aliyu Yusuf, a colonel and Deputy Director, Public Relations of 82 Division, in a statement, said 19 Civil-Military-Cooperation (CIMIC) activities, were carried out in different sectors across the AOR since the commencement of exercise on Nov.1 till date.
In all the places where the CIMIC activities took place, the citizens expressed their gratitude to the Nigerian Army and the civil populace also promised to render maximum support for the exercise, especially in the areas of providing timely information on criminal elements within the communities.
The army spokesperson said that on November 19, Officers/Soldiers of Sector 5, led by the Sector Commander, Brig.-Gen. Sylvester Oloyede, in partnership with FEROTEX Construction Company, undertook the grading and patching of potholes along Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.
“Motorists, Okada riders and locals commended the Nigerian Army and troops for the gesture meant to enable them ply the road,’’ he said.
The troops of Nigerian Army Women Corps (NAWC), led by Dorothy Ojie, Chief of Staff of NAWC,also conducted free medical outreach and sanitation exercise within Abakpa Community in Enugu East council area which is under Sector 5.