Nigeria begs for gun boats
News comes in a week where multiple kidnaps take place yet Navy downplays piracy.
Nigeria: Piracy – Navy Begs Partners for Gun Boats
By Eyo Charles
Calabar — Following increase in maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea and West Africa, Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Obiora Charles Medani, has appealed to Nigeria’s military partners in Europe to donate boats they no longer use to nations in West Africa.
The FOC said: “I am aware that there are very many (gun) boats in Europe that are no longer being used. Those boats should be very useful in West Africa if they are refurbished and technically and logistically sustained and sent to us.”
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