The Nigerian military has appointed Apochi Suleiman as the new commander for Operation Delta Safe, a military operation in the Niger Delta region.

Mr. Suleiman, a rear admiral, was Director of Development at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja. He had also served as the flag officer commanding, Central Naval Command.

He takes over from Joseph Okojie, also a rear admiral, who has been reassigned to another post, the military said in a statement issued on Thursday.

The change became necessary in order to inject new capability to contain the prevailing security threats and provide much needed stability in the region, the military added.

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