The minister gave the assurance on Friday in
Yenagoa, when he addressed officers and men
of the Joint Military Force, Operation Delta
Safe at its headquarters.
Dan-Ali, accompanied by Chief of Defence
Staff, Lt.-Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, reiterated
the commitment of the Federal Government
to ensure welfare of troops deployed to all
parts of the country facing security challenges.
Dan-Ali said that plans are on to incorporate
beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s
Amnesty Programme in the fight against
pipeline vandalism and other criminal
activities threatening national security and
He said that the Federal Government
remained committed to curtailing the
renewed militancy in the Niger Delta region.
Olorunsakin who spoke, promised to rotate
and redeploy troops that had served in the
region beyond three years.
He said he was in the state accompanied, by
the defence minister to assess the
performance of Operation Delta Safe, as well
as its welfare, especially in the area of logistic
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The Minister of Defence, retired Brig. Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali has assured troops deployed to the Niger Delta region