The Nigerian Defence authorities have announced the second phase of its quarterly ‘route march exercise’ involving the military and other security agencies.
The Director Defence Information, Major General John Enenche said the march will hold on Saturday, in Abuja on Tuesday.
Why it matters: The scheduled route march which is tagged “Together We Are” comprises the military, para-military and other security agencies in Nigeria and began on July 1.
Enenche said the first exercise achieved it main objectives which was to “protect lives and property, ensure unity and progress, support democracy, uphold the constitution and to defend national interest in Nigeria.”
He also said the exercise would enhance cooperation between the military and other security agencies across the country.
Enenche also urged members of the public living in Abuja and across the nation not to panic over the movement of troops and other security agencies in the course of the exercise on Saturday morning.
The Abuja exercise will begin from the old parade ground area 10 by 6.am.
The conference was attended by representatives from Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and others.