In the city of Barrancabermeja, a comprehensive military capabilities plan which has as its end ensure the safety of the oil port refineryas well as guaranteeing peace of mind for citizens in general.
This military squad is made up of nearly two thousand men and women from all specialties of the Second Division of the National Army who are committed to the security of the oil infrastructure that is important to Santander.
Major General Omar Esteban Sepúlveda, commander of the Second Division of the National Army, pointed out that “this is a comprehensive plan for military capabilities to develop joint operations with the Air Force, with our National Navy, coordinated with the National Policeto work directly with our Attorney General of the Nation”.
The officer added, “The primary intent is preserve and strengthen the security of the nation’s main strategic asset as is ours Barranca Refineryand in the same way of the entire context of what is the municipality of Barrancabermeja as a Special District, for this reason it is important to point out to the community that we are willing to receive information with the sole purpose that every time that the narco-terrorist groups intend to enter this Special District, be neutralized in an efficient and forceful way”.
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Regarding the special security of the Barrancabermeja Refinery, assured the Army officer who is in charge of the Field Artillery Battalion No. 2 and the New Granada Anti-Air Defense Artillery Battalion, they are two units that make it up more than two thousand men with differential specialties.
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For its part, the mayor of Barrancabermeja, Alfonso Eljach, expressed his gratitude to the National Army.
“It is an entire institutional effort that combines human talent, strategy, equipment. It is important that we have more security guarantees, here in this battalion we have been working in the last two years together with the Police, the Prosecutor’s Office, the Public Ministry, and all the authorities in search of guaranteeing that tranquility for all”.