Nigerian Navy acquires eight new ships

The Nigerian Navy yesterday, said that it has acquired additional eight ships in its fleet

Nigerian Navy acquires eight new ships

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The Nigerian Navy yesterday, said that it has acquired additional eight ships in its fleet, to boost its capacity to police the country’s maritime environment.

At a press briefing in Abuja, to mark the 58th anniversary of the Nigerian Navy, the Chief of Naval Staff, CNS, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, disclosed that 38 ships were arrested between January and May this year, for their involvement in various illegalities in the country’s territorial waters.

The Chief of Naval Staff, who was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans, COPP, Rear Admiral Amin Ikioda, said that eight of the ships currently in the custody of the Navy were Chinese ships, adding that the acquisition of the additional ships would further help in checking and stopping such acts of illegality.

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Source: nationalmirroronline.net

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