FG TO FORMULATE STRATEGIC PLANS TO CURB NIGER DELTA MILITANCY

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Chiemelie Ezeobi

Owing to the recent incessant attacks of pipelines, oil and gas installations by militants in the Niger Delta region, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said the Federal Government was currently formulating key strategies on how to tackle the crisis.

He made this disclosure at the Nigerian Navy Diamond Jubilee Anniversary and its 2016 International Maritime Conference hosted by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ette-Ibas, at Naval Dockyard in Lagos.

Themed ‘Enhancing Collaboration for Effective Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea’ , the conference was targeted at tackling other numerous challenges in the Gulf of Guinea.

Present at the event were the Chief of Defence Staff,General Gabriel Olonisakin ; the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar; The Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi;  Director General Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dakuku Peterside and Commandant, National Defence College, Rear Admiral Ilesanmi Alade.

Others include the  Deputy  Governor of Lagos, Dr. Idiat Adebule;  Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Ferguson Bobai; Air Officer Commanding, Logistics Command, Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Muhammed; General Officer Commanding, 81 Division, Major General Isidore Edet and  Commander 9 Brigade, Brigadier General Bulama Biu.

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