Operation Delta Safe
The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe says allegations that it invaded Igbomotoru community in Bayelsa is baseless and an attempt to distract ongoing efforts to stamp out oil theft.
Joint Military Task Force, codenamed Operation Delta Safe (OPDS), yesterday explained its operations in Bayelsa communities in Southern Ijaw Council, saying it was only carrying out it’s mandate of protecting national assets from vandals and oil thieves.
Troops of Operation Delta Safe have, in the last two weeks, uncovered and destroyed 39 illegal refining sites, 91 cooking ovens, 24 reservoirs, 17 large dugout pits and 96 storage tanks.
22 Jan 2021
Troops of Operation Delta Safe have arrested 24 suspected operators of illegal refineries and oil bunkering in the creeks of Niger Delta and dismantled 13 illegal refineries.
6 Oct 2020
The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Delta Safe have overran identified sea pirates/militants hideout at Ibiakafemo, Idinkiri, Tombie and Ogboma and rescued five expatriates who were kidnapped in May.
5 Aug 2020
The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation DELTA SAFE, on Tuesday, in Bayelsa, raided the Pirates/Militants’ camp and Kidnappers’ hideouts, eliminating six criminals.
29 Apr 2020
Troops of Operation Delta Safe fighting illegal oil bunkering and sea piracy, among other maritime crimes, have rescued 15 abducted persons who were held hostage in five speedboats after an encounter.
20 Feb 2020
The Military Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta codenamed, Operation Delta Safe (OPDS), has denied invasion and razing of houses at Letugbene Community in Ekeremor Council Area of Bayelsa State.
30 Dec 2019
The Joint Task Force (JFT), code named Operation Delta Safe, and the Nigerian Navy on Monday visited former President Goodluck Jonathan’s residence in Otuoke...
13 Jan 2019
The military hierarchy in the Niger Delta has urged its men and officers to avoid political associations and hate campaigns, but re-dedicate themselves to the services they voluntarily joined to protect their country. The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) of the Central Naval Command, Yenagoa, Rear Admiral Saidu Garba, speaking during the Jumat prayer to commemorate…
29 Jun 2018
A coalition of Niger Delta Agitators has accused the Joint Task Force (JTF) of complicity in oil bunkering in the Niger Delta.
15 Feb 2018
The OPDS team, constituting the Nigerian Navy, Army, Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Custom Service personnel, was led by OPDS MARITIME Component Commander, Commodore Adebamiji Ololowo.