Thursday, 13 July 2017

Wike urges Army to support Police in the fight against kidnapping

R-L: Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Minister of Defence, Mansur Mohammed Dan -Ali, Chief of Army Staff,

Lt General Tukur Buratai and General Officer Commanding 6 Division of Nigeria Army, Major General Okon Udoh during the visit of the Minister of Defence to Government House Port Harcourt on Thursday. 

Rivers Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on the Nigeria Army  to support the Police Speaking during  a courtesy visit by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Mohammed Dan-Ali on Thursday at the Government House Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said that the support will help in promoting  security across the country.
He assured the Security agencies  that his administration  will continue to provide logistics and financial support for them to discharge  their responsibilities. 
The governor said: "I want to urge  the Nigerian Army  to support the police tackle kidnapping  and enhance  security. 

"It is also necessary  that you assist the police to weed out cultists as they are beginning  to rear their ugly heads and  trouble  peace loving residents of the state".
He said that Rivers State has not witnessed any major vandalism of oil  pipelines because  of the security programmes being executed  by the State Government.  
The governor  maintained  that the State Governmemt  will improve  areas of partnership  with the Nigerian Army for better security in the state. 
Earlier in his remarks, the Minister of Defence, Mansur Mohammed Dan-Ali commended Governor He assured that the Buhari  administration  will continue to invest  in the improvement  of security across the  country. 
The Minister of Defence noted that  the investments in security  have  led to the  reduction  of crime  in  the Niger Delta. 
The Minister of Defence was accompanied  bt the  Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, the General Officer Commanding 6 Division, Major General Okon Udoh and senior Army Officers. 

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