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CDS Applauds 6 Division Troops over Operational Successes in Niger Delta


The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Christopher Gwabin Musa has lauded the General Officer Commanding (GOC) and the Division’s personnel for their remarkable achievements.

The commendation was delivered during his routine operational visit to the Niger Delta Region (NDR), at Headquarters, 6 Division, where he engaged with officers at the Port Harcourt Barracks.

General Musa expressed his admiration for the facilities at Port Barracks, emphasizing the high level of dedication displayed by the personnel towards their country and the Nigerian Army.

Highlighting the ongoing efforts, the CDS stressed the need for continued action, stating, “We must thwart criminals from perpetrating acts of economic sabotage.” He underlined the responsibility of the Armed Forces of Nigeria under his leadership to ensure national security and enhance oil production, in line with directives from the President and Commander-in-Chief. General Musa urged the troops to uphold respect for the local traditions, culture, and religion while carrying out their duties.

While acknowledging the exceptional work being done by the troops in the NDR, he cautioned against any form of complacency, emphasizing a zero-tolerance policy towards such attitudes. General Musa thanked the troops for their dedication and urged them to maintain their vigilance in safeguarding the region.

Earlier, the GOC and Land Component Commander, Joint Task Force, South South, Operation DELTA SAFE (OPDS), Major General Jamal Abdussalam thanked the CDS for the visit.

He added that officers and soldiers of the Division were committed to safeguarding critical national infrastructure for the benefit of the nation. He further assured that troops of the Division would continue to carry out their statutory responsibilities in the most professional manner in line with the mandate of OPDS in the NDR.

General Musa, on arrival, commissioned the newly reconstructed main entrance to Port Harcourt Barracks and the newly built officers’ transit accomodation at the officers’ quarters. He was particularly delighted with the level of infrastructural development witnessed in the barracks in the last couple of months.

Highpoints of the visit were the operational brief to the CDS, interactive session with field commanders of OPDS, presentation of souvenirs, and a group photograph.

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