Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that his government would keep partnering with security agencies to make sure there is adequate security in the state.
Wike revealed this yesterday in Port Harcourt when Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarhem, the General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, paid a courtesy visit on him.
He also talked about his unending support for the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army to carry out military operations tagged Exercise Crocodile Smile 4 to rid the state of criminal elements.
He added that he will never be an enemy to security agencies.
His words, “I cannot be enemy to security agencies. Without security, there can be no governance. The Rivers State Government supported the first three exercises; we will support Exercise Crocodile Smile 4.
“We should work as partners. We should not work as if there is a problem. I thank you for coming and hope that this will be a new beginning.”
“As I said, we will give you the required support. However, concentrate on your traditional roles. Don’t allow any politician use you”
“There is no way that the Rivers state government will not partner with the Army to fight crime. We have always supported Exercise Crocodile Smile. We will support Exercise Crocodile Smile 4.”
Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarhem also had this to say, “The purpose of this visit today is to intimate you of the Division’s preparation for exercise Crocodile Smile 4 and invite you as one of the special guests.
“Exercise Crocodile Smile 4 is a follow up exercise to Exercise Crocodile Smile 1, 2 and 3. The 6 Division of the Nigerian Army is covering Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States.
“The pre-exercise flag off will be held on 25th October, 2019. The purpose of the exercise is to build on the successes of the past editions by ensuring total security.
“This will be achieved by identification and clearing of flashpoints of criminal hideouts as well as destruction of illegal oil bunkering camps.”