The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, said that the military has commenced investigation into the incident that led to the death of two personnel in Rivers.
He said this in Owerri, the Imo State capital, when he addressed troops of the 34 Artillery Brigade headquarters, Obinze.
Mr. Buratai, a Lieutenant-General, who described the incident as unfortunate, said the military had brought the situation in the area under control and some arrests had been made.
“The situation in the Niger Delta is presently being addressed,” he said.
“The activities of pirates, criminals and bandits will be checked, our troops are fully on ground and they have arrested the situation.
“The unfortunate incident of Thursday in Rivers state is something that we are currently investigating.
“We will deal with the situation as investigation unfolds in the area,” he said.
On the security situation in Imo, Mr. Buratai commended the efforts of troops in containing criminality in the state.
He assured the troops of the Federal Government’s commitment to improving the condition of facilities in the barracks.
Mr. Buratai said the welfare of troops and their families would be given priority by the present administration.
Mr. Buratai inspected facilities at the barracks in Obinze. (NAN)