Military to sustain ‘operation cleanup’ in Rivers state

Ugo Okoro


Maj.-Gen. Kasimu Abdulkarim, the General Officer Commanding of 6 Division in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, says that the military “would sustain operation cleanup of the area for the oil companies and the people to go about their businesses in a peaceful environment.”

He was speaking of security challenges in the general area of Omoku, Ujju and other adjoining towns in Ogba/Ndoni/Egbema Local Government Area (ONELGA).

Abdulkarim told pressmen in Port Harcourt that “this would further frustrate illegal arms and ammunition acquisition which would usher in a secure environment for economic prospects. ”

​This situation in ONELGA came to a head with the killing of  Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Alkali Mohammed of Mobile Police Unit 48 along with his orderly.

Abdulkarim said the clean up of the area was to enure economic prosperity and to provide a peaceful environment for the “oil companies and law abiding citizens to engage in activities that would earn them a sustainable economic livelihood. “