NIGERIAN NAVY: EASTERN NAVAL COMMAND ACQUIRE SIX NEW GUNBOATS

Vice Admiral Ola Sa'ad Ibrahim, Chief of the Naval Staff

 

DAILY TRUST

3 NOVEMBER 2011

 

The Eastern Naval Command has acquired six new gunboats, the Flag Officer Commanding the Eastern Naval Command, Calabar, Rear Admiral Usman Jibrin has said.

Speaking in Calabar, he said, “The new gunboats come with state of the art equipment which enhances total situational awareness and has effective capacity to tackle highly sophisticated criminal elements in Nigerian littorals within the Eastern Naval Command area of responsibility.”

He said the acquisition of the gunboats is in furtherance of the Navy’s resolve to ensure security of lives and property within the nation’s maritime domain, especially the increasing incursion of pirates on the Calabar waterways.
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One Response to NIGERIAN NAVY: EASTERN NAVAL COMMAND ACQUIRE SIX NEW GUNBOATS

  1. Credo says:

    It has already been proven that the Nigerian Navy cannot protect our waterways alone. They should stop fighting the Maritime Security Angency. MSA will complement their offorts. Let the Navy face their primary duty of external defence. The army and the police are working together to protect our land. So, the navy should work with NIMASA to secure our waterways.

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