From  Andrew Wisdom in Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the State
Government  will  support the 6 Division  of  the  Nigerian Army  in
the strengthening  the Security Architecture of the state and its

Governor Wike also advised the officers and  soldiers of the Nigerian
Army  6 Division  against  the  politicisation  of crime, noting that
security  is vital to the actualisation of  all developmental

Speaking  during  a courtesy  visit  by  the General Officer
Commanding  the  6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Kasimu
Abdulkareem on Thursday  at the Government House, Port Harcourt,
Governor Wike said  enhanced  security  leads to the development of
other sectors.

He said: “Let me assure you that as a government, we will  continue
to support the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army  with the needed
logistics  to carry out  her duties.
Security  leads to the  improvement  of the other sectors. ”

He commended  the  new General Officer  Commanding the 6 Division for
the  quick successes  in Ogba/Egbema/ Ndoni Local Government Area (
ONELGA) where cultists were uprooted.

The governor  urged the military to step up its operations  in ONELGA
to dislodge the remnants  of cultists who refused to accept the State
Amnesty  Programme  by laying  down their  arms.

He lauded the Federal Government  for establishing  the 6 Division of
the Nigerian Army to help fight crime in the  state, pointing out that
his administration  will  continue to work for the unity of the

In his remarks, General Officer Commanding, 6 Division of the Nigerian
Army, Major General Kasimu Abdulkareem informed  that the new division
was created on 7 November, 2016 out of  the 82 Division  to promote
regional  security.

He said the division  with headquarters  in Port Harcourt covers
Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Delta and Bayelsa States.

According to him, the new division  would fight pipeline  vandalism,
cultism  and  militancy. The General Officer Commanding the 6 Division
called on the Rivers State Government  to support  the  division.

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