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Delta Air Lines praises military for fighting oil theft and crime


• Mr. Hubala talks about the importance of civil-military cooperation
• Army arrests 1,112 suspects across Ndelta in 2023

Delta State has commended the Nigerian Army and other security agencies in the country for their efforts in the fight against oil theft and other crimes. Governor Obolewori presented the award at the 2023 Joint West African Social Action (WASA) of the 63rd Brigade Headquarters and 181st Amphibious Battalion held at the 181st Amphibious Battalion New Barracks in Agbor, Arifikede, Ica South Parliament.

Obolewwori, who represented the Commissioner for Works (Rural and River Roads), Charles Aniagu, said the efforts of the military and other security agencies have been instrumental in maintaining peace, tremendous infrastructure growth and cohesion across the state. He said it was helpful. He said the Obolewori government's success story could not be told without the cooperation of the military, police and other security agencies.

He said: “It is my pleasure to be among you today as the special guest of honor of the 2023 WASA Headquarters 63rd Brigade and 181st Amphibious Battalion.

“The WASA tradition dates back to the days of the Royal West African Frontier Army, when troops and their families would gather at the end of the year to socialize and celebrate the achievements of their formations and units that year.

“I am proud to say with confidence that the officers and men of the 63rd Brigade Headquarters and 181st Amphibious Battalion, as well as their families, have held themselves accountable in the true spirit of WASA.

“I therefore commend your sacrifices in ensuring lasting peace across the state and must sincerely thank the 63rd Brigade Commander and his wonderful team for this.”

The opening speech was given by Brigadier General Asaba, the organizer and commander of the 63rd Brigade. General S. Aliyu said WASA aims to bring together soldiers and their families to celebrate this year's activities.

Meanwhile, Rivers State Governor Siminalai Hubara said civilian cooperation is a surefire way to foster and strengthen a healthy society. Hubala made this statement at the weekend during the 6th Division Allied West African Social Action (WASA) at the 29th Battalion Drill Ground, Port Harcourt Barracks.

The governor commended the efforts of the Nigerian military in addressing the diverse security challenges plaguing the country. Hubala, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tammy Danagogo, noted that WASA’s ideals in strengthening the regiment and promoting family values ​​in the Nigerian Army are very great.

The governor further acknowledged the zeal and dedication of the Army in confronting the identified security challenges in the state. Last year, the Nigerian military announced it had arrested more than 1,112 suspected oil theft and destroyed at least 233 illegal refineries in the Niger Delta region, LSO said.

Maj. Gen. Jamal Abdusalam, Commander, Operation Delta Safe South-South Joint Task Force, Nigerian Army Ground Forces, 6th Division, made this known during the division’s West Africa Integrated Social Action (WASA) in Port Harcourt. On the weekend.

Source: guardian.ng

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