Nigerian Army has embarked on an exercise code named: “AYEM AKPATUMA” otherwise known as “Cat Dance” in Taraba State. The exercise, according to a notification letter signed by commander 23 Brigade Yola, Brigadier General, Bello Muhammad and made available to journalists yesterday in Jalingo, the exercise will end on March 31. He said the exercise was aimed at curbing security challenges, especially on clashes between herders and farmers, armed banditry and cattle rustling among others. According to the letter, the exercise would cover Taraba, Kogi, Benue, Nasarawa and Niger States. The letter also stated that in addition to real tactical exercise, “AYEM AKPATUMA” would conduct some civil military activities with government ministries, department, agencies, traditional institutions and the media. Muhammad also said other activities would include town hall meetings, medical outreach and show of force when necessary.