———By Ovasa Ogaga——————-
Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has commended the Nigerian Army for its professionalism in tackling security challenges in the country, particularly in handling the Niger Delta crisis.
Okowa stated this today when the General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Major General Ene Obong Udoh led top officers of the Division to pay him, at Asaba capital of Delta State.
The Governor stressed that the military in conjunction with other security agnecies recorded huge successes in checking security challenges, in the Niger Delta region, which led to the destruction of national assets.
According to him; “we have achieved a reasonable level of peace in our state and I want to commend the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo who visited our state, traditional rulers, our youths and the security agencies for the different roles they played for us to enjoy peace.”
He added that the Security Council meeting has been regular in the state to ensure that impending security challenges are nipped in the bud.
“The peace of this state of recent, has been disturbed by the activities of herdsmen and we need to make this known because, the frequent clashes between herdsmen and our farmers are becoming a huge challenge to us; we hope that the Federal Government will proffer solutions to ensure enduring policies.”
He also commended the Nigerian Army for setting up a new division for the oil producing states in the Niger Delta noting, “a greater presence of security agencies will enable us have peace in a faster manner.”
Earlier, Major General Udoh had told the Governor and members of the state executive council that he was in the state to inform the government that a new Division of the Nigerian Army has been created to cater for the security challenges in the Niger Delta area comprising Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta State, disclosing that military formations of the new Division will be sited in different parts of the state.