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Army Launch Operation Show Force in Aba

The Nigerian Army has announced the commencement of Operation Show of Force which will take place in Aba, the commercial hub of Abia state.

The Nation reports that officers and men of 144 Battalion at Ukwa West, under the 14 Brigade Army headquarters in Ohafia local government of Abia state will meet on Monday, December 19 for the week-long operation.

The operation would last throughout the Christmas period and would start from Ngwa High School Forward Operation Base (FOB) through Aba-Owerri Expressway and major roads as well as strategic locations in the city.

Lt.-Col. Umar Kasim Sidi who is the commander of the Battalion asked for the cooperation of the people and explained it would ensure a crime-free celebration for the people.

The army says the operation is a response to the activities of of hoodlums and criminals in the area. The Lt.- Col. said the battalion would carry out a spontaneous stop-and-search on some strategic locations in the commercial city and urged commuters to cooperate with the soldiers.

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