The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), has said that a new operational strategy to fight terrorism and other criminalities in Nigeria is underway.
The Military High Command, also explained that the recent changes in the leadership of the Armed Forces of Nigeria would usher in new modus operandi for tackling the security challenges in the country.
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche said this on Thursday while briefing Defence correspondent in Abuja.
General Enenche said that “In line with the reorganization of the Armed Forces of Nigeria with the appointment of new service chiefs, the operations of the Armed Forces is equally being reorganized to tackle the security challenges in the country effectively.
“In this regard, the service chiefs led by the Chief of Defence Staff Major General LEO Irabor (GSS) commenced an action at all levels.
“These include carrying out strategic, administrative, operational and logistics adjustments, changes and reviews, to improve the security situation in the country.
“As such, all stakeholders are requested to give maximum support to the Armed Forces of Nigeria under the leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff”.
He said that the Service Chiefs on assumption, immediately hit the ground running by conducting an operational visit to the North East.
He added that they have also visited some operational areas in the country to interact with troops and commanders in the field in the various theatres.
The National Coordinator said that the visits were aimed at ensuring that the military high command comes up with new ways and means of tackling the security challenges.
He disclosed that troops of Operation DELTA SAFE have continued to protect and safeguard the nation’s coastal and territorial waters through the intensive sea and creek patrols.
He further revealed that troops conducted anti-crude oil theft and anti-illegal bunkering operations as well as other anti-illegal maritime activities, and in the process, deactivated several illegal refining sites within the period in focus.
“In the course of the operations, large quantities of stolen crude oil and illegally refined AGO as well as some equipment were recovered,” he said.
General Enenche said several pipeline vandals and smugglers were arrested and handed over to appropriate prosecuting authorities for necessary action.
He concluded that several bags of foreign parboiled rice and illegally smuggled items and vessels were also seized.

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