By Jonathan Ugbal
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division Nigerian Army, Major General AB Abubakar has sued for synergy among all the security agencies deployed to the Ikang jetty axis of southern Cross River State in a bid to improve alertness, vigilance and intelligence to inform decisive actions.
General Abubakar stated this on Friday at the Ikang Jetty during a one day working visit to the 13 Brigade in Calabarshortly after inspection of the jetty and a briefing by the Commander, Major A Mohammed.
He stressed the need for the “recurrent need for vigilance, alertness and decisive action as well as coordination and synergy among all the security agencies such as the Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps, Nigerian Immigration Service, and Nigeria Police Force deployed to the area,” a statement signed by Colonel Musa Sagir, the Division’s Director of Information said.
He interacted with troops led by Major Mohammed and inspected the gun boats stationed in the area for special combat and military routine expeditions. He was then briefed by Major Mohammed on the “security situation at the jetty and his entire Area of Operation as well as the achievements and challenges of the duty post,” the Army said.
“He used the opportunity to inspect renovated soldiers living accommodation, newly replaced blown off roofs, NDDC erosion control work at the Golf Section and the emerging massive erosion sites in 146 Battalion Calabar,” the statement read.
At the Headquarters, 13 Brigade, Nigerian Army Barracks in Akim, Calabar, General Abubakar commissioned the newly constructed 2 units Corporals and below quarters, construction of caved -in septic tanks at the soldiers quarters and a few renovated works at the Roman Catholic Church.
Accompanied by the Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Ibrahim Isa, he commissioned the renovated 13 Brigade Medical Center and the post natal center, all at the Akim barracks.
Also, the GOC commended the Brigade Commander for the quality of work done and it’s successful completion within a short period.
Several personalities graced the occasion including the 2017 CrossRiverWatch Man of The Year and commissioner for health, Dr. Inyang Asibong; the State Security Adviser, Mr. Jude Ngaji; the Commanders of the Nigerian Army Amphibious Training School, 306 Special Mobility Group of the Nigerian Air Force, Nigerian Navy Ship Victory as well as the representative of the Commissioner of Police Cross River State.
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