Friday 20th October, 2017
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Army to establish battalion in Nembe

Army to establish battalion in Nembe

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Bu­ratai, has commissioned a new Brigade Head­quarters in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, with a further promise to establish a battalion in Nembe Local Govern­ment Area in the state.
Buratai said that Bay­elsa State should be ad­equately secured because of its strategic location and the massive national assets and investment potential it has.
He said that the Nigeri­an Army had continued to enjoy massive support from the state govern­ment despite the current economic challenge and declared that the Army would reciprocate by working with other sis­ter agencies to make the state safer.
The Chief of Army Staff who led other senior mil­itary officers to visit the governor at the Govern­ment House in Yenagoa on Tuesday commended Governor Seriake Dick­son for placing security as one of his administra­tion’s priorities and for his continuous support to security agencies as well as the provision of modern crime fighting equipment.
Burutai said that he was in the state to for­merly operationalise the new 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army and thanked the governor for the allocation of the temporary area for the brigade and the efforts to secure its permanent site.

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