…Tasks personnel on guidelines of engagement
By Festus Ahon
AS a part of efforts aimed toward tackling insecurity within the nation, the Nigerian Army, yesterday, flagged off train ‘Still Water’, and urged the troops to hold out their duties in step with stipulated guidelines of engagement.
Speaking on the flag-off ceremony, the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 6 Division, who was represented by Brig.-Gen. Emmanuel Ikomi, mentioned the train was being flagged off concurrently in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Rivers and Delta states and urged the troops to hold out their duties in step with stipulated guidelines of engagement.
Ikomi mentioned the train could be based mostly on real-time intelligence on the prevailing safety threats and would dovetail to checkmate actual criminalities because the yuletide season approaches.
He mentioned the train could be performed collectively by troops of the 63 Brigade, Asaba, and personnel from paramilitary companies drawn from the varied instructions within the state, stressing that it could additionally strengthen civil-military relations.
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The Commander, 63 Brigade, Asaba, Brig.-General Abdulrahman Idris, who additionally spoke on the ceremony, mentioned train ‘Still Water’ was systematically deliberate to have interaction and put together troops for fight anytime the necessity arose.
Idris disclosed that the train would cowl all areas of safety considerations within the state notably the ‘ember’ months that often entice prison actions, therefore the necessity to checkmate the rise throughout the state.
He expressed hope that the train ‘Still Water’ would create a conducive environment for residents to maneuver with out worry of threats from hoodlums.
Flagging off the train on the Brigade Base Camp on the Asaba/Benin expressway, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, recommended the Nigerian Army for its dedication to the safety of the state and the nation.
Okowa, who was represented by his Deputy, Mr Kingsley Otuaro, mentioned: “This administration has achieved a lot in reducing insecurity across the state to the barest minimum except for a few instances of armed robbery and kidnapping.
“We have invested a lot in the security architecture. I assure you that this administration remains committed to ensuring the security of lives and property of the people of the state.
“I assure the Nigerian Army and other security agencies in the state of my administration’s unalloyed support as you engage in the intensive internal security duties in the state.
“I also want to assure the 63 Brigade of the state government’s support towards the success of its exercise Still Water.”
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