In order to combat pipeline vandalism, cultism, illicit oil refining, abduction, and other crimes in Bayelsa, the Nigerian Army has started a security operation under the codename Exercise Still Waters III.
According to reports, the drill was started on Tuesday in Otuokpoti, the state’s Ogbia Local Government Area.
Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa praised the military for the exercise in his remarks and emphasized the importance of security for effective administration.
He praised the effort and noted that Bayelsa was getting ready for an off-cycle governorship election as the nation approached the holiday season.
He also praised the military’s efforts to make the state safer for everyone by lowering crime and criminality there and asked them to keep up the good work.
In order to maintain calm in Bayelsa, Diri promised security organizations the backing of the state government.
He praised the Chief of Army Staff for continuing the exercise and claimed that the success of earlier security drills had made a significant contribution to the state’s calm holiday season.
In our state, as we are all aware, the ember months are a time when crime is more prevalent.
In order to stop criminal activity, as well as, more critically, to prepare for the gubernatorial race, apparatus must be put in place.
Since taking office, I have prioritized our citizens’ security, since this is the foundation of successful administration. I have made sure that our people close both of their eyes while they sleep.
“I appreciate the sacrifices and commitment of our gallant forces, which have helped reduce crime in our state,” he continued.
Maj.-Gen. Jamal Abdussalam, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Nigerian Army, stated in his remarks that the exercise will concentrate on important facets of cyber warfare to fight false information spread on social media.
The GOC further stated that it will handle further security issues that arose at the year’s conclusion.
He affirmed that members of the Nigerian Army were prepared to sacrifice everything for the country’s security and stability.
Abdussalam praised the commanders of various security formations for their involvement in and support of the state’s efforts to preserve peace and security.