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General Officers Commanding (GOC) 82 and 6 Divisions have committed to cooperate and work even more closely.

This commitment was made when the General Officer Commanding 82 Division Nigerian Army Major General HT Dada led some commanders from his Division on a courtesy visit to the General Officer Commanding 6 Division Nigerian Army Major General Jamal Abdussalam, today 1 August 2023 at Port Harcourt Barracks, Rivers State.

The GOC 82 Division, while speaking, said the need for cooperation couldn’t have come at a better time than now owing to the activation of Operation UDO KA, targeted at the entire South Eastern States. The operation aims at checkmating the activities of the separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra and its teeth arm the Eastern Security Network.

Considering that traces of the group’s activities cut across the operational boundaries of both Divisions calls for cooperation, Major General Dada added. Responding, the General Officer Commanding the 6 Division Nigerian Army Major General Jamal Abdussalam thanked the GOC 82 Division for the visit.

He described the relationship between 6 and 82 Divisions as that of Siamese twins whose destinies are intertwined. Major General Jamal Abdussalam commended the vision and foresightedness of the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja in Operation UDO KA noting that it would give the needed bite to the fight against separatist groups in the South Eastern region.

He pledged the commitment of the Division through the availability of all resources and platforms that would aid the operation. He noted that already the Division was in cooperation with 82 Division, noting that the visit would deepen it. Highpoint of the visit was the exchange of souvenirs, group photographs, and a visit to the Division’s mascot.

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