The Nigerian Army in its effort to foster cordial Civil Military Relationship has carried out an environmental sanitation exercise across Minna the Niger State Capital in North Central Nigeria on Saturday.
The Sanitation exercise which was anchored by the Officers and Men of the 31 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, took place at the popular Mobile roundabout which includes city center, opposite ECWA Church, and the old Minna Market Premises.
According to the 31 Artillery Brigade commander, Brigadier General Gideon Temitope , the environmental sanitation exercise by the Army in Minna, the Niger State Capital, apart from making the environment healthy and cleaner, is also part of ensuring and supporting cordial Civil Military relationship in environments the Military operates.
The environmental sanitation exercise is part of the ongoing Military operation Ayem Akpatuma 2 which is designed to dislodge the incessant activities of Kidnapping for ransom, attacks on communities, and other related crimes that is bedeviling communities in the North Central state and the North western part of the country.
” The Army has designed series of activities across Niger State , For the two months periods of exercise Ayem Akpatuma, which includes, Town Hall meeting, environmental sanitation, medical outreach and other related service across the communities, so as to foster cordial relationship with the Civil Society,” said Brigadier General Temitope.
The environmental sanitation exercise which started at the early hours of Saturday, by hundreds Officers and Men of the 31 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army based in Niger State, NYSC members serving in the Brigade, was witnessed by the representatives of the Emir of Minna and that the Chairman of ChanChaga local Government council where the exercise took place .