Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State has described Operation Python Dance III in South East as a blessing to residents.
Igbere TV reports that Umahi stated this at a ceremony to distribute 70 Hilux vehicles to security agencies in the state.
Umahi revealed that the exercise which was heavily misconstrued by some people, has recorded no incidences or infractions, quarrel or torture.
”I believe that with the pedigree of the General Officer Commanding the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, his commandant and officers, we would continue to shame our enemies.
He said that the vehicles were distributed to appreciate and complement the efforts of security agencies in the state and particularly praised the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
”The NSCDC has formed the backbone of intelligence gathering and collaborates effectively with the police by demobilising and handing over criminals.
The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi, Mr. Muhammad Mustapha, thanked the governor on behalf of other security agencies and pledged that the vehicles would be judiciously utilised.
”Ebonyi remains the safest state in the South-East zone and we would ensure that the rate of criminality in the state is reduced to zero per cent.
”We have been adequately motivated to perform optimally and we assure the people of the protection of their lives and properties,” he said.