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Navy Reiterates Determination To Eradicate Crime On Nigeria’s Waterways


Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Marshall Usman Jibrin

Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Marshall Usman Jibrin

CHIEF of Naval Staff, Vice Marshall Usman Jibrin, has reiterated the Nigeria Navy’s determination to bring to justice crude oil theft and other criminality in Nigeria waterways.

He also added that as way of punishing offenders, the Navy is looking towards taking over the ownership of their ships.

Vice Marshall Jibrin, who said this in Calabar during the commissioning of Naval Officers Wives Association (NOWA) Secondary School, disclosed that with more training of personnel, the Navy will do better in terms of combating crime.

In his words: “I am looking for the thieves that go about stealing our crude oil and we shall continue to arrest them. The strategy is that once you are arrested, your ship will not be released to you.

“We are beginning to have the right means of platform to enable us do our job much better and I can tell you that we look towards a better navy to achieve it and in doing that we emphasis on training, with training the access that are given to us can be used effectively and also maintain them ourselves.

Commenting on the commissioning of NOWA Secondary School, a three-block of 15 classrooms, the Chief of Staff, said, “NOWA has tried to keep the home front busy for us as much as possible. They ensure that our children are well educated and to assist in proper upbringing for national development.”

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