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Exercise ‘Ex Hawk Eye’ held to check counterterrorism

14 August 2014, 08:17

Abuja - The FCT Internal Security Task Force on Wednesday commenced an exercise code named “Ex Hawk Eye” as part of it efforts to check counter terrorism and counter insurgency.  

This is contained in a statement issued by Capt. Charles Ekeowcha, Public Relations Officer, Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army, in Abuja on Wednesday.

The statement said the joint and multiple agencies approach was meant for commanders, supervising officers, intelligence, operation officers, various unions and other stakeholders in the FCT.

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It stated that the exercise was also for the conduct of counter insurgency operations to enable everyone to know his or her tasks, manpower, resources, and other assets available in possible areas of challenges.

According to the statement, the exercise is also required by the participants in the event of a breach of security in the FCT and environs.

In his opening remarks, the Commander of the Task Force, who equally doubled as the Commander Guards Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Anthony Omozoje, expressed happiness on the turnout of security agencies for the exercise.

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Omozoje attributed the turnout to the realisation that synergy among security agencies was key to any emergency response among security agencies.

The taskforce commander urged participants to avail themselves the opportunity of the training to improve on the tactics of fighting insurgency and terrorism in the FCT and the country at large.

It would be recalled that the taskforce was established in April following the twin bomb blasts at Nyanya, a suburb of the FCT and the EMAB Plaza, which claimed many lives and property.
The statement said that the exercise would end on August 14.

-    NAN


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