Okuama Operations: Army Vows To Remain In The Creeks Until Killers Of Soldiers Are Apprehended

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 6th Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Jamal Abdussalam, has promised that troops investigating the brutal murder of officers and soldiers in Okuama Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area, will be resolute, strong, decisive, and professional in their operations in the area.

This assurance was given during a condolence visit by the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Samuel Ogbuku, at the Division’s Headquarters in Port Harcourt Barracks, Rivers State, on Thursday.

Major General Abdussalam expressed gratitude to the MD and his team for the visit and stated that the troops’ mission, as directed by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, is to recover the stolen weapons and apprehend all those responsible for the crime.

He stated that troops will stay in the creeks until their goals are met. The GOC also emphasized that no amount of propaganda or intimidation will deter troops from achieving their objectives.

However, he assured that operations will be carried out professionally, following rules of engagement and respecting human rights.

He urged the people of the Niger Delta to continue with their daily activities. The GOC also asked for the community’s help in locating criminals and recovered weapons.

He emphasized that the Armed Forces of Nigeria represent the nation’s sovereignty. President Bola Tinubu once said that an attack on the Armed Forces is an attack on the nation.

“Therefore, if we allow criminals to continue to attack our security forces, there will be anarchy,” he added.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.