In bid to restructure the Joint Task Force (JTF) for better service delivery, efficiency and effectiveness in order to curb militancy cum protecting significant national assets and lives in the Niger Delta Region, the Defence Headquarters have replaced Operation Pulo Shield in Niger Delta with Operation Delta Safe.
The development, which was in accordance with the goal of the Chief of Defence Staff, Major Geneneral Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, was with immediate effect.
This was announced via the Nigerian Army website on Thursday.
Under this arrangement, the Joint Operational Areas of the new outfit have been delineated into 3 sectors and 5 Operational Bases covering the entire Niger Delta, Ondo and Akwa Ibom States. The Headquarters of OPERATION DELTA SAFE would be in Yenagoa.
This development, according to Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin becomes expedient in order to inject new tactics and robust operational initiative to tackle the emerging security challenges in the Niger Delta region such as piracy, bunkering, vandalism and other criminalities prevalent in the area.