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Thursday, September 7, 2017

TOP MILITARY OFFICERS SURVIVE WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN MAJOR MARITIME MISHAP

Tragedy was averted on Tuesday when the Commander of the Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe, ODS, Rear Admiral Apochi Ogabu Suleiman and top military officers escaped death that would have been caused by the collapse of the Ikang Jetty in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The Ikang Jetty was conveying Suleiman, who led other officers including ODS component commanders, officers of NNS Victory and officers from Sector Four as part of Operation Safety Check designed to check troops deployment, when the jetty caved in with all the officers consequently falling into the river.
Confirming the incident, which would have been a major maritime mishap, Coordinator of the Joint Media Campaign Centre of the ODS, Major Ibrahim Abdullahi disclosed in a statement, that the survival capability of all the officers and men helped in saving their lives.
He stated that all personnel weapons and other equipment were recovered, adding however that some personnel had slight injuries which have been treated.
Abdullahi further disclosed that the Commander and the top military officers have returned to Calabar “to re-strategise and go ahead with the planned patrol and inspection.”


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