Militants’ attacks: Military removes Commander in Niger Delta, appoints replacements.

A new commander for Operation Delta Safe in the Niger Delta has been appointed. He is Rear Admiral Apochi Ogabu Suleiman.


Suleiman relieves Rear Admiral Joseph Osa Okojie who has now been reassigned.


Until his appointment, Rear Admiral Suleiman was the Director Development at the Defence Headquarters.


Before that, he was the Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command.


A statement by Col. Kingsley Umoh, on behalf of Director of Defence Information said “This change becomes necessary in order to inject new capability to contain the prevailing security threats and provide adequate much needed stability in the region.”


The appointment is take immediate effect.


The presidency yesterday lamented renewed attack on installations and also complained that militants were not showing interest in dialogue.

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