Niger Delta Task Force Commander Sacked!

The head of the military task force deployed to the restive Niger Delta oil region, Brig-Gen. Lawrence Ngubane, has been removed. The Pan Africa News Agency (PANA) reports that military sources on Monday said that Ngubane was re-deployed to the Army Training and Doctrine Command in the central city of Minna and replaced with Col. Nanven Rintip.No reason was given for the changes, which were effected at the weekend. Ngubane took over as head of the task force, which is protecting oil installations and ensuring the security of oil workers, in April 2006.After a brief lull, militants and criminals in the region have recently renewed attacks on facilities and abduction of foreign and local workers as well as their families. At the weekend, three expatriate and four Nigerian employees of Shell were kidnapped from an offshore oilfield after militants in 30 speed boats attacked the facility.

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One response to “Niger Delta Task Force Commander Sacked!

  1. In Diaspora. OKON,E.

    The world is watching the security aparatus of Nigeria.How on earth can criminally insane people in the name of whatsoever they call themseves continue to reak havoc on our nation when our security system is there.A task force set up for a purpose must live up to the expectation of that name.How can kidnaping continue unabated while the so call task force is there.I salute the courage of the Nigeria Army administration for sacking the task force chairman the reason of which I am sure is not unconnected with the latest kidnap.If this kind of sack due to incompetency is continued,those in which we entrusted our security to will definitely sit up to do thier appointed job.If they feel the job they are appointed to do is too much for them they better retire.Moreover,who knows,if the kidnapers did not curnive with them before thier onslaught.

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