The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has flagged off Exercise AYEM AKPATUMA II in Takum, Taraba with a charge on troops to consolidate on the gains recorded during the first exercise in the state.
This is contained in a statement by Maj. Ikechukwu Eze, the Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations, on Sunday in Jalingo.
Buratai explained that the Exercise was being conducted by Headquarters 3 Division, Headquarters Command Army Records, Headquarters Guards Brigade and 707 Special Forces Brigade.
He explained that it would run simultaneously from Nov. 1 to Dec. 23 in Taraba, Kogi, Nasarawa and Benue States.
The Army Chief, who was represented by the General Officer Commanding 3 Division, Maj.-Gen. Nuhu Angbazo, maintained that the 2019 exercise would be conducted in collaboration with sister security and paramilitary agencies.