Borno State Governor, Keshim Shettima may have no more reasons to weep before President Muhammadu Buhari.

His tears are turning to joy, as troops of the Nigerian Army may have restored his confidence in the anti-terror war. 

The Nigerian Army had launched Exercise Egwu Eke III (Python Dance) in Borno State where its troops have battled Boko Haram terrorists for over nine years, adding impetus to the push to reclaim all parts of the nation's territories. 

At the commencement of Exercise Egwu Eke III on Monday, Governor Shettima expressed confidence and optimism that the state would regain its glory again.

Egwu Eke III began days after the Governor cried at a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari where he talked about how much advancements Boko Haram had made in the past two months.  

Troops had heightened counter-terrorism operations in some communities in Borno, one of them, Baga, which was taken over by jihadist and members of the splinter group of Boko Haram, the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).

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Governor Shettima's cry at the Presidential Villa drew attention to the situation in Borno, but the Nigerian Army in a statement on Tuesday, said: "The Governor of Borno State Hon Kashim Shettima has expressed confidence and optimism that the State will regain its glory again.

"The Governor stated this on Monday, 14 January, 2019 while flagging-off the Exercise EGWU EKE III (PYTHON DANCE)".

Borno is not the first place that Egwu Eke III is kicking off, as the Nigerian Army has launched this same exercise in other states of the federation. 

It is not certain if this Exercise Egwu Eke is part of the strategies the government of Buhari is deploying to ensure peace during the general elections that is just one month away.  

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