Men of the 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Cross River State have started to conduct roadblocks, mobile patrols, riverine patrols, crowd dispersal as well as cordon and search to tackle insecurity.
Commander of the brigade, Brigadier General Peter Malla, disclosed this on Tuesday at the flag-off of ‘Exercise Still Water’ at Ikang in Bakassi Local Government Area, which he said will last from October to December.
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Malla said they will also provide VIP protection, guard key and vulnerable points, and carry out escort duties, rescue operations and raids to contain criminals.
He urged residents not to panic adding that the exercise which would later integrate other security agencies for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
Addressing dignitaries and heads of security agencies, including the Obong of Calabar and other traditional heads, Governor Ben Ayade, who was represented by the permanent secretary, Security Matters, Dr Alfred Mboto, assured of his government’s necessary support to their success.