Pipeline Bombings: Army Takes Over Niger Delta Creeks

Pipeline Bombings: Army Takes Over Niger Delta Creeks
January 24 20:52 2016 Print This Article

As the manhunt for the perpetrators of the recent bombings on oil installations in the Niger Delta continues, the Nigeria Army says it has intensified its patrol on the creeks and waterways of the region in order to prevent future occurences.

The military has launched Operation AWATSE to ensure the protection of the pipelines.

The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, also known as Operation Pulo Shield, said on Saturday that its troops had taken over the waterways, creeks and pipelines in the oil-rich region.

The Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre of Operation Pulo Shield, Col. Ado Isa, said the troops had intensified patrol on the waterways and the creeks with a view to protecting further attack on the nation’s oil facilities.

“The Operation Pulo Shield is pursuing its mandate, one of which is securing the nation’s oil installations and fighting criminality with renewed vigour.

“It is not only manning or patrolling the waterways, we have dominated the entire creeks and the water channels of the Niger Delta and not only within the areas that the explosions occurred.

“You can see that all their (militants) boasting that they are going to continue with their bombings will not be possible again because the Operation Pulo Shield, in conjunction with other security agencies within the Niger Delta region, has intensified and heightened patrol.”

Isa pointed out that with the domination of the creeks, waterways and pipelines dominated by the troops, there would be no space for the militants to operate again.

“As I speak now, all the waterways, pipelines, creeks and channels have been dominated by men of the Operation Pulo Shield, in conjunction with other security agents,” he added.



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