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Naval boss commends Police on launch of five new gunboats  

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
10 December 2022   |   4:58 am
The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has commended the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, for launching five new gunboats for the marine unit of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

[FILES] Nigeria’s chief of naval staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, has commended the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, for launching five new gunboats for the marine unit of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

The IGP was in Lagos for the inauguration of newly completed projects, among which were the five new operational gunboats acquired by the police for patrols and response to emergencies on internal waterways.

Gambo, the Special Guest of Honour at the commissioning, was accompanied by the IGP to the commissioning venue at Police Marine Office, Victoria Island, Lagos.

He commended the IGP for his special focus on acquisition of operational tools for the NPF, noting that it was a worthy legacy that would effectively improve the operational capacity and capability of the force.

The Naval boss further assured the IGP and the Police of the Navy’s support in all areas especially on the safety of inland waterways in Nigeria and adequate protection of lives and property of Nigerians.

The IGP, on his part, pledged the continuous commitment of his administration to upgrading the operational assets of the force. He emphasised the importance of dedicated synergy to successfully stamp out crimes and criminality in the country.

In the same vein, the IGP commissioned the new ultra-modern Commandant’s Quarters at the Police College Ikeja. He was accompanied by the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Zone 2, AIG Adeleke Adeyinka Bode; Commissioner of Police Lagos, CP Abiodun Alabi; CP Jonathan Towuru and other invited dignitaries.