Brigade Commander Charges Troops to remain ruthless against criminals  

By Nokai Origin, Abuja

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The Commander, 16 Brigade Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Sadisu Yakasai, has charged troops and operatives of other security agencies to remain decisive and ruthless against criminal elements in Bayelsa State.

The Brigade Commander, who is also the Commander Sector 2 Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe, South-South gave the charge during the closing ceremony of an Internal Security Tactical Exercise Without Troops (TEWT) organized by 16 Brigade.

The week-long Exercise which brought together participants from affiliated units of the Brigade, sister services of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies took place over the weekend.

In a remark, Brigadier General Yakasai emphasized that the Exercise was organized to enrich the participants’ knowledge on internal security operations in a contemporary security environment in line with the command philosophy of the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja, which is “to transform the Nigerian Army into a well-trained, equipped and highly motivated force towards achieving our constitutional responsibilities within a joint environment”.

He pointed out that the TEWT was aimed at promoting inter-agency cohesion and camaraderie in a joint setting.

This, he added “was crucial, considering the current dynamics of today’s contemporary security challenges.

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In attendance at the TEWT were the Brigade Commander, Chief of Staff 16 Brigade, Commanding Officers, staff officers, representatives of sister services and security agencies within Bayelsa State.

Highlights of the event were indoor presentations on various aspects of Internal Security by selected resource persons, outdoor practical sessions, presentation of certificates of participation, a special demonstration on crowd dispersal drill by the participants and group photograph.