Navy arrests 221 suspected pirates, 25 vessels
No fewer than 221 suspected pirates and 25 vessels were arrested by the Nigerian Navy (NN) in the last seven months in Lagos, according to the outgone Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Raphael Osondu.
According to Osondu, who made the disclosure at a farewell parade in Apapa where handed over to Rear Admiral Ferguson Bobai, added that 150,0000 litres of assorted petroleum products were recovered during the seven months he held sway at the command.
“In the past seven months, the command has worked hard to meet the requirements of the Chief of Naval Staff ‘s (CNS) Strategic Directive 2015-1 by discharging NN roles in its area of responsibility in line with global best practices.
“The command carefully analysed the prevailing contemporary security situation in the country and came up with robust policing duties, sustained internal security operations and guidelines for prudent use of resources as well as improved welfare programmes.
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