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Nigerian Army Arrests 112 Suspects, Destroys 233 Illegal Oil Refineries In Rivers

Governor Fubara lauded the armed forces for tackling insecurity in Nigeria.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Jamil Abdussalam, has revealed that last year, the division arrested 112 suspects and destroyed 233 illegal refineries within the area of its coverage.

It came as the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, commended the efforts of the Nigerian Army in tackling the diverse security challenges bedevilling the nation.

 Fubara gave the commendation, during the 6 Division Combined West African Social Activities (WASA), held at the 29 Battalion Parade Ground, Port Harcourt Barracks.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo,  Fubara said civilian-military cooperation was a sure way to foster and strengthen a healthy society.

He noted that the ideals of WASA in strengthening regimentation and promotion of family values in the Nigerian Army were enormous.

The governor also acknowledged the zeal and dedication with which the Army confronts identified security challenges within the state.

“Let me seize this opportunity to commend the officers and soldiers of this division for your sacrificial contributions in the maintenance of peace and order in Rivers State.

“The state will continue to support and collaborate with the Nigerian Army in all its activities. Be assured of our full support in all your operations,” the governor stressed.

Meanwhile, the GOC of 6 Division, Abdussalam, has explained that the WASA was established to strengthen relationships and social interactions between officers, their families and the display of cultural heritage.

He said that the 2023 training activities were well designed to sharpen the capacity of officers and obtain positive gains.

 “In the course of the year, we were able to make 112 arrests, destroyed 233 illegal refineries, and recovered over 356 arms and ammunition. We will continue to perform our constitutional roles to defend democratic values in the country,” he said.

He assured of maintaining a proactive and result oriented attitude among officers and soldiers of 6 divisions for sustainable operational tempo in the joint environment.

Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt

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