Niger Delta: JTF inaugurates gunboat, transit accommodation for personnel

Niger Delta: JTF inaugurates gunboat, transit accommodation for personnel

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Sector 3 of Operation Delta Safe (OPDS), a joint military task force operating in the Niger Delta has inaugurated a 200-horse power gunboat and transit accommodation for troops in Ogoloma, Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The OPDS Sector 3 Commander, Colonel Ismail Oloyede, while commissioning the projects explained that he was resolved to add value and improve extant structures handed over to him with the intent of boosting the morale of soldiers and leaving an enduring legacy that could inspire his successors.

He said, “The purpose of our gathering here today is to commission a 25-bed space accommodation for personnel of OPDS on transit to or from their various locations, additional to existing 4-bedroom accommodation I took over from my predecessor.

“It is pertinent to mention that the structure was conceptualised and completed in the space of eight months without any external financial support.

“I have also single-handedly sponsored the fabrication and building of 200 horsepower gunboat to enhance the capacity of the Sector and OPDS as a whole.”

The OPDS mandate is to protect oil and gas infrastructure and deter militancy, sea robbery, crude oil theft and other forms of criminality within the Joint Operation Area that could impact negatively on economic activities in the Niger Delta.