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Nigerian Navy promises to smoke out pirates in Eastern waters



The Flag Officer in Charge(FOC) of the Eastern Naval Command, Rear Adm. Olusola Oluwagbire, has issued a warning to sea pirates operating in the waterways to desist or be ready to be smoked out by force.

Oluwagbire gave the warning during his maiden inspection of the base and units of the Naval Command in NNS Jubilee at Ikot Abasi Local Government Area on Thursday, May 4th. 

“We are coming to smoke sea pirates out of the waterways, we will get them and we will roast them,” the FOC said while speaking with newsmen during the inspection.

The FOC also said that he is on ground to get to know all  the units under him and bring them up to speed to know what will be happening in his command. 

He urged the commander to rejig the operations of the command, and ensure that the boats are out there as it should be for effective coverage of the waterways.

The FOC who urged the command to be more alert as they had always been doing, called on the public to give useful information to the command that would be useful in apprehending the criminal elements in the society.

“There is one aspect of security that most people don’t understand, it is not only the security agency’s business but it’s everybody’s business.

“If you see something, share with the security agencies, so that it can help better the society. We are together, we will do it and make the waterways safe and better,” Oluwagbire said.

The highlights of visit was inspection of Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Mbo LGA, proposed Naval Barracks, Essene, Ikot Abasi LGA, Nigerian Navy Military School, Ikot Ntuen and the newly acquired Girls Model Secondary School at Awa Ubium in Onna LGA and Utaewa, an out post station in Ikot Abasi LGA.

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