JTF seeks media collaboration against oil theft

By Post Nigeria January 12, 2015 12:28

JTF seeks media collaboration against oil theft

The Joint Task Force, JTF, in the Niger Delta code-named “Operation Pulo Shield” has beseeched the media to join forces in the war against crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism in the region.

The JTF recognized the position of the media as watchdogs and gate keepers and also indispensable partners in the effort to stamp out oil theft-related crimes in the area.

Lieutenant colonel Ado Isa, a newly deployed Co-coordinator, at the Joint Media Campaign Centre (JMCC), gave the announcement in Yenagoa during the weekend when he visited the Federated Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Bayelsa State Council.

He took over from Colonel Mustapha Anka who has been deployed to 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lagos, after serving eight months at the task force.

Isa point out that “no organisation can succeed in any society without the collective co-operation of the media, especially the military”.

According to Isa,the achievement of the JTF so far is as a result of the effective cooperation of the media and solicited for more support from them which is expected to help the command cover more grounds in the region.