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Rear Admiral Okojie Heads Operation Delta Safe


The Defence Headquarters on Thursday announced the appointment of as new Rear Admiral Joseph Osa Okojie has been appointed the new Commander for Operation Delta Safe in the Niger Delta region.
A statement from Defence spokesman, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, on Thursday, said until his appointment Okojie was Flag Officer Commanding Naval Training Command Lagos, noting that his new appointment takes effect immediately.
The Defence Headquarters had replaced the Operation Pulo Shield in the Niger Delta region with Operation Delta Safe.
A statement on Wednesday by Abubakar, said the decision to to 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 is in line with the vision and mission of the Chief of Defence Staff to contain 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.
Abubakar said this development, is 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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