JUST IN: Army Launches Operation ‘Show Of Force’ In Aba

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The Nigerian Military has launched Operation ‘Show Of Force’ in the commercial city of Aba, Abia State following the yuletide period.

Nigerian Military

This was revealed as the Officers and men of 144 Battalion at Ukwa West, under the 14 Brigade Army headquarters in Ohafia Local Government of Abia State, will today meet in Aba, the state’s commercial hub, for the weeklong operation.


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The operation, it was learnt, would start from Ngwa High School Forward Operation Base (FOB) through Aba-Owerri Expressway and major roads as well as strategic locations in the city.

It was also learnt the operation will hold throughout the Yuletide.

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Commander of 144 Battalion, Lt.-Col. Umar Kasim Sidi, said Show of Force would show off the nation’s military strength and ensure residents, visitors and business owners in Aba enjoy a crime-free Yuletide.

Sidi said officers expected to participate in the operation were drawn from various formations under the battalion.


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The commander said the operation was part of strategies to be ahead of hoodlums in Aba and its environs.

He said the battalion would carry out a spontaneous stop-and-search on some strategic locations in the commercial city.

Sidi urged commuters and commercial motorists to cooperate with his men during the operation.

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Meanwhile, Operation Python Dance launched in the Southeast is still active, the operation which has disrupted the free vehicular movements in thLokie region has caused a lot of traffic congestion leaving the motorist lamenting.

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