The Delta Government has donated five armoured personnel carriers to two security agencies in the state, namely the 63 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, and the state police command, to strengthen their operations.
Presenting the armoured vehicles shortly after the state security council meeting at the Government House, Asaba, the governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, said three of the security vehicles were for the Army while two were for the Police. He expressed appreciation to the various security commands in the state for the work that they had been doing to consolidate on the peace and security efforts in the state.
According to Governor Okowa, the various security commands have been doing so well to keep Delta State peaceful, and expressed the hope that the state government’s gesture would add up to the vehicular needs that would enable them carry out their operations.
According to the governor, “We have just risen from a Security Council Meeting where we discussed a lot of issues concerning the security of the state. And we also expressed our appreciations to the various commands for the work that they have been doing to consolidate on the peace that we have in our state.
“In furtherance of the various logistics provisions for the Army and the Police, this afternoon, we are handing over two Armoured Personnel Carriers specially built for the Army. One had also been previously delivered to the Army making it three for the 63 Brigade, and two had earlier been delivered to the Police, making it a total of five armoured personnel carriers. So, we are glad that at this point in time in this early part of the year, that the remaining two to the 63 Brigade have been delivered.
“We do hope that in the course of the year, we will be in a position to also provide other logistic needs for the various commands. They have been doing so well to keep Delta State peaceful. and we are very grateful; and we hope that this will add up to the vehicular needs that will enable them carry out their operations”.
High point of the ceremony was the handing over of keys of the APCs for the Army to the 63 Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Abdulraman Idris, and that of the Police to the State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ari.
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