- The Nigerian Army has inaugurated the 63 Brigade Headquarters in Asaba, the Delta state capital
- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa expressed optimism that the brigade will help Delta state achieve peace
- Delta has witnessed constant herdsmen attacks in some parts of the state in recent weeks
Delta governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has commended the Nigerian Army for increasing its formations in the state, saying the measure has strengthened security in the area.
The governor made the commendation while inaugurating the 63 Brigade Headquarters of the Army on Monday, March 2 in the state capital, Asaba.
He said that security was serious business and expressed delight that the army chose Asaba for the brigade headquarters.
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"This Brigade will help us in boosting security in our state and I am confident that making it operational will assist us to achieve desired peace.
“As a state, we take security matters seriously, because the issue of security is a serious business,” Governor Okowa said.
The governor, however, called the attention of the army chief to the recent herdsmen attacks in the state.
He also made mention of the kidnapping cases witnessed in the state in recent times, urging security agencies to share information for security to be improved.
Earlier, Buratai had commended the governor for his interest in the security of lives and property which led to the donation of the land and structures for the facility.
Governor Okowa recently urged the federal government to take a stance on the menace of criminally-minded herdsmen causing havoc in the state and across the country.
The governor made the call on Monday, February 24 in Asaba, the state capital, while presenting 35 pickup vans to security agencies.
He condemned the brazen attitude of the herdsmen who he said usually invaded communities and attempted to take them over or took their cows into people's farms for grazing, wielding AK 47 rifles.
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