- The Nigerian Army have commended for maintaining law and order in Rivers state
- Rivers indigenes under the platform of League of Rivers Progressives said the Army displayed professionalism in the conduct of its affairs in the state
- According to the group, the Army has always risen to the occasion when the need arises and displayed that it is an unbiased organization
Some indigenes of Rivers state under the aegis of League of Rivers Progressives (LRP) has commended the Nigerian Army for its efforts in maintaining law and order in Rivers state.
The group said the Nigerian Army as well as its display of professionalism in the conduct of its affairs in the state.
The coordinator of the LRP, Vincent King, in a statement sent to Legit.ng said the Nigerian Army has proven to be an unbiased organization that has continually acted in the best interest of the people of Rivers state.
King said the Nigerian Army in Rivers state has been outstanding in the discharge of its core responsibilities, which is responsible for the relative peace enjoyed in the state.
He said the Army has always risen to the occasion when the need arises and displayed that it is an unbiased organization that is out to protect the common man and woman on the streets.
King said: “The Nigerian Army has indeed come to the rescue of the oppressed people of River state whose rights have been trampled upon by political thugs loyal to governor Nyesom Wike."
"The activities of political thuggery, kidnappers and militants have been curtailed due to the numerous sacrifices of the officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army in Rivers state,” King said.
King added that with great support system put in place by the Nigerian Army, the people of Rivers state can now go about their normal business without fear of political persecution by the government and its cohorts.
The group further appealed to the Nigerian Army authorities to ignore the calls and political pressure mounted on it to transfer the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Rivers state, Major General Jamil Sarhem, as the GOC is indeed non-partisan.
“We call on the leadership of the Nigerian Army to ignore calls made by some influential people to transfer the GOC 6 division from Rivers state as the calls are made out of selfish interest and not in the interest of the generality of the Rivers people.”
“The GOC of 6 Division has stood on the side of the truth, and the people of Rivers state and this has been a source of frustration for those that have been in the habit of oppressing the people of Rivers state," King added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Wike had indicted the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army of promoting oil theft in the Niger Delta region.
The governor on Wednesday, May 15, made the allegation when he played host to the commander Joint Task Force (JTF), “Operation Delta Safe, Real Admiral Akinjide Akinrinade during a courtesy visit to the State House.
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