The Nigerian Army field training exercise code named Exercise STILL WATER was flagged off in Cross Rivers State with free medical outreach targeted at hundreds of residents living in Ikang, Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State.
In his remarks, the Commander, 13 Brigade Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Peter Malla said that during the exercise troops will be trained on the preparation, planning and conduct of operations in both land and riverine area, and requested all stakeholders to cooperate and support the successful conduct of the Exercise.
TheFact Nigeria reports that Exercise STILL WATER which commenced on 4 October, and is to end on 23 December, is being flagged off simultaneously in Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Edo, Rivers and Delta states, where troops are urged to carry out their duties in line with stipulated rules of engagement. Furthermore, the rise of insecurity across the country had made it imperative that the Nigerian Army comes to the aid of civil authority in joint environment.
In his goodwill message delivered during the flag-off of Excercise STILL WATER, the Governor of Cross Rivers State, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Services, Dr Patrick Mboto, commended the troops for their conduct in the State.
Highlight of the flag-off ceremony include unarmed combat demonstration and a guided tour of the step up Headquarters.