- The Nigerian Army on Thursday, January 10, inaugurated the 63 Brigade in Delta state
- The Armed Forces also launched the third edition of the Operation Python Dance in the state
- Commending the move, the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, said that the sharing of vital information is key in the fight against insurgency
The 63 Brigade of the Nigerian Army was on Thursday, January 10, inaugurated in Asaba the Delta state capital.
During the grand occasion, the state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, said that exchanging information among security forces is very key in the fight against insurgency in the nation.
In a press statement exclusively made available to Legit.ng, Okowa said that the level of security in Nigeria will be improved if proactive measures are taken based on adequate, timely information.
The governor stated: "I congratulate the Nigerian Army for setting up the 63 Brigade; Delta State is a peaceful state, but, we welcome actions that will consolidate on the existing peace."
"Sharing of information among security agencies will have a lot of impact on checking security challenges in the country; security agencies have done a lot for us to have peace and to secure oil facilities in our state, but, I must appreciate the roles played by our traditional rulers and stakeholders who also, assisted us in achieving peace.
"With the coming of the 63 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, we will have more men to secure our state, we will continue to assist in whatever ways we can for you to carry out your functions."
On his part, General Tukur Buratai, the chief of Army staff, represented by the general officer commanding, 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Jamil Sarham, said that the establishment of the 63 Brigade was vital for the consistent securing of the country's interest.
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Buratai stated that Operation Python Dance III will take place in the Delta. He praised the state government for providing temporary commencement for the Brigade.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the military has been advised by southeast governors, to be more professional in the discharge of their duties.
The advise was given by the governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, on behalf of the South East Governors Forum, during a visit by the general officer commanding (GOC), 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Abubakar Maikobi, to the Government House in Abakaliki.
Legit.ng gathers that the message comes on the heels of the launch of the Operation Python Dance III in the southeast zone.
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