Operation Delta Safe Replaces Pulo Shield in Niger Delta

The Defence Headquarters has replaced the Operation Pulo Shield in the Niger Delta region with Operation Delta Safe.
A statement on Wednesday by the Defence Headquarters Spokesman, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, said the decision to do away with Operation Pulo Shield was in line with initiative to restructure the Joint Task Force for better service delivery, efficiency and effectiveness.
He disclosed it was in line with the vision and mission of the Chief of Defence Staff to stem the current security challenges in the Niger Delta especially protection of critical national assets and provision of security in the area.
Abubakar noted that under this arrangement, the Joint Operational Areas of the new outfit have been delineated into three sectors and five Operational Bases covering the entire Niger Delta, Ondo and Akwa Ibom States.
He noted that the Headquarters of Operation Delta Safe will now be in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Abubakar said this development, was to inject new tactics and robust operational initiative to tackle the emerging security challenges in the Niger Delta region such as piracy, bunkering, vandalism and other criminalities prevalent in the area.

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