As part of OPERATION SAFETY CHECK (3) which is designed to check troops’ deployment and activities at various locations across the Niger Delta, a mishap was averted at the northernmost Operation Delta Safe (OPDS) location at Ikang, activities State.
The Commander OPDS, Rear Admiral Apochi Suleiman, Commander Nigerian Naval Ship (NNS) Victory, Operation Delta Safe Component Commanders, Commander Sector 4 along with other Senior Officers and soldiers, all fell into Ikang River as a result of the complete collapse of the Jetty at Ikang at about 10:00am.
However, as a result of the survival capability of the Officers and Men, all personnel, weapons and other equipment were recovered with slight injuries to some personnel which have been treated.
The team has retired back to Calabar to re-strategize and go ahead with the planned patrol and inspection.
You are please requested to disseminate this information to the general public through your various media.
Major Ibrahim Abdullahi
Joint Media Campaign Centre
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Report By: PRNigeria.com