Violent crimes in the Niger Delta demanding military intervention would be squarely dealt with, restating the commitment of the military to flush out criminal elements in the region, says CHIEF of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai.

Buratai said the success of Operation Crocodile Small IV was an indication that the military was ready for the battle against criminal elements in the region. He said this while speaking at the commissioning of the headquarters of the 63 Brigade Complex and the official operationalization of the brigade in Asaba.

Saying that the state was very critical in view of its strategic importance to the South-South and open direct access to seas, he commended the Delta State Government for providing logistics for the brigade.

Speaking further, Buratai also thanked the State Government for providing an expanse of land along the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha highway for the brigade and its battalions.

According to him, the government’s support has engendered civil/military relationship, saying: “the brigade will work closely with sister agencies in flushing out criminals from the state.

“Your donation and funding of this complex show that the partnership with the military in development. You have also given land for the brigade and its battalions.

“The army will reciprocate by ensuring that peace and security persist and prosper in the state.”