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General Abdussalam assures stakeholders of sustained enabling environment for oil production in Niger Delta

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General Abdussalam assures stakeholders of sustained enabling environment for oil production in Niger Delta

By: Michael Mike

Major General Jamal Abdussalam, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 6th Division, Nigerian Army, and Land Component Commander of Joint Task Force, South South, Operation DELTA SAFE, has reassured stakeholders of the continuous provision of an enabling environment to ensure seamless oil production in the Niger Delta region (NDR).

The assurance was conveyed during the 6 Division Combined West African Social Activities (WASA) held at Port Harcourt Barracks.

According to Acting Deputy Director of 6 Division Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Colonel Danjuma Jonah Danjuma, Major General Abdussalam emphasized that the sustained enabling environment aimed to facilitate the Federal Government of Nigeria in achieving and possibly surpassing its oil production targets for the year 2024.

He called on all stakeholders to collaborate to realize this goal.

Major General Abdussalam highlighted the significance of WASA, describing it as a platform meant to strengthen social relationships among officers, soldiers, and their families.

Additionally, he noted that it provided an avenue for informal social interaction and a forum for the barracks community to showcase its rich and diverse cultural heritage.

The event also marks the conclusion of the training year and the beginning of a new year.

The GOC reaffirmed the success of the 2023 training exercises, particularly underscoring the impact of the annual Exercise STILL WATERS III in curtailing criminal activities in the NDR.

He detailed the achievements during the exercise, including over 1,112 arrests, the destruction of 233 illegal refineries, seizures of 1,111,900 liters of illegally refined products, the arrest of 72 trucks/vehicles, and the capture of over 356 arms and ammunition.

Major General Abdussalam emphasized that these accomplishments align with the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Lieutenant General Toareed Lagbaja’s command philosophy.

The Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency Sir Siminalayi Fubara, acknowledged WASA as an age-old tradition in the Nigerian Army, fostering bonds among officers, soldiers, their families, and friends.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Tammy Wenike Danagogo, Governor Fubara commended the selfless efforts of the Nigerian Army, particularly the 6th Division, in confronting criminality in the state and the nation.

He assured the people of continuous support of the State Government to the Nigerian Army.

During the vote of thanks, Brigadier General Eddet Effiong, the Commander of 6 Division Garrison and Chairman of the Central Organizing Committee, expressed gratitude for the success of the event.

He thanked the Chief of Army Staff for his support and Major General Abdussalam for the opportunity to serve in his capacity.

General Effiong extended appreciation to everyone who contributed to making the event a success.

Highlights of the occasion included cultural displays, comedy performances, a tug of war competition, the presentation of awards, and the observance of the regimental beating of the retreat.

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Internal Security: NSCDC Takes Delivery of Gadgets to Enhance Surveillance

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Internal Security: NSCDC Takes Delivery of Gadgets to Enhance Surveillance

By: Michael Mike

The nation’s internal security has received a boost with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday took delivery of three drones and 100 highly profiled self-configured walkie-talkies from international partners.

Commandant General of NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi who received the gadgets on behalf of the Corps in his office, thanked Equipping the Needy Initiative (ETNI) and its partner for the kind gesture.

The Commandant General further reiterated that ETNI has demonstrated through their donation that security is a collaborative effort.

He said: “Our partners in their previous visit promised partnership and true to their words, they have come to fulfil that promise today, it shows that they just don’t do the talk they work the talk.”

Audi also gave the assurance that the gadgets donated will be optimally utilized, stating that “anything being given has been given as a trust and the communication centre so promised will serve as a command and control centre where we will harness our national operations. The Corps is in charge of liberated areas and provides safety and security to IDP camps.”

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Equipping the Needy Initiative, Dr Benedict Aliku in the company of some passionate citizens of the United States who are also security experts and consultants, in his address said that their donation is a testament to their commitment to supporting the NSCDC, with the firm belief that security is a collective responsibility and their resolve to play their part effectively.

Aliku maintained that the organisation will explore other areas for more collaboration, hence the intention to leverage on the NSCDC Act for future endeavours.

He said: “One such initiative as we leverage on the NSCDC Act 2003 as amended 2007 is to embark on IDP shelter projects for the needy in five states of Kaduna, Benue, Kogi, and Nasarawa, and will be managed by the NSCDC.”

He also added the construction of a Communication Command Centre that will be domiciled at the National Headquarters of NSCDC will coordinate surveillance across the nation.

Another high point was the presentation of the award to the Commandant General in recognition of his unwavering commitment to combating crime and ensuring the safety of the people of Nigeria.

The Commandant in charge of the Counter Terrorism Unit, Edike Akpan, thanked the Commandant General and partners of the Corps for beefing up the unit to meet international best practices and assured of the unit’s readiness to utilize the facility well.

The passionate United States citizens present were Judd Saul, International Director ETNI, Steve Fisher- US Adversary Board, Doug Bouton- US journalist and Mark Danner- Security consultant.

The delegation later moved to the proposed site for the construction of the Counter-terrorism Response and Communication Centre.

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Again, NAF airstrikes destroy ISWAP ‘logistic facility’ eliminate fighters in Borno

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Again, NAF airstrikes destroy ISWAP ‘logistic facility’ eliminate fighters in Borno

By: Zagazola Makama

The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has neutralized some fighters of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in airstrikes on their locations in Dure in the Timbuktu Triangle, Borno State.

The attacks were carried out under subsidiary Operation Desert Sanity III by the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai on Thursday January 18, 2024.

Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama that the air interdiction missions were executed on the heels of credible intelligence reports indicating terrorists’ activities in the area.

The sources said that the terrorists’ logistics structure and fighters were neutralized during the air strikes.

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NASPRI INAUGURATES FIRST QUARTER 2024 COURSES

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NASPRI INAUGURATES FIRST QUARTER 2024 COURSES

By: Our Reporter

The Acting Commandant Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI), Lieutenant Colonel Adamu Ngulde has inaugurated the 1st Quarter Courses 2024 comprising of Young Officers’ Course (YOC), A3 Photography and A3 Video Operations Courses at the school auditorium in Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment Giri Abuja.

In his inaugural speech, Lt Col Ngulde while expressing satisfaction over the improved standard of training in the school and therefore urged the students to seize the opportunity to acquire the much desired knowledge on the basics of Public Relations. He further cautioned them on the negative usage of Social Media by personnel. He also added that the school will continue to sensitize students on Defence Social Media Policies.

He however thanked the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Taoreed Lagbaja for his commitment to the Directorate and NASPRI which has placed them in better position to discharge it’s functions without any form of hindrance. He also thanked the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla for continuous subscription of NASPRI courses,

Earlier, the Ag Senior Instructor of the school Captain Everest Ochienta implored the students to settle down and engage themselves with the academic task ahead as expectations are very huge. He further reminded the students that extra curricular activities such as morning PT, evening games, 3.5 Km race and field training exercises code named Ex-Mulkin Kai and Ex-Commentary will come their way sooner than expected as academic requirement before graduation.

He concluded by expressing NASPRI’s readiness to deliver on its mandate of imparting the required knowledge in line with the COAS command philosophy “To Transform the Nigerian Army into a Well-trained, Equipped and Highly Motivated Force Towards Achieving Our Constitutional Responsibilities Within a Joint Environment”.

Highlight of the event witnessed the inauguration of the students and photographs.

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