The Military High Command on Wednesday reviewed ‘Operation Whirl Punch’ that deals with banditry and terrorism in Kaduna and Niger States.
The Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, who reviewed the operation, also unveiled the Defence Headquarters’ joint simulation exercise.
Speaking at Land Forces Simulation Centre in Abuja, he said the simulation exercise was designed to reshape and review the operation to enhance operational effectiveness of the military.
“For us in the Armed Forces, a lot of mileage has been covered, but I’ll also indicate that we still have so much more to cover,” he said.
The Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Maj.-Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, said the exercise was a follow-up to one of the key decisions reached during the defence retreat at Asaba.
He said the objective was to find ways to further enhance jointness in military operations, working with other security agencies to overcome the contemporary security challenges facing the country.
He said the operation was recently reviewed to bring together under a unified command, the different civil service and police operations in the area.
“This review was followed by the launching of Operation Forest Sanity, which has substantially degraded enemy forces in the two states, thereby improving security along the general axes,” he said.