Calls for stronger Nigerian Navy
Despite bold claims from admirals, Navy needs attention.
Niger Delta Attacks – Reps Demand Stronger, Better Equipped Navy
By Kingsley Omonobi
As the federal government commences negotiation with militant groups in the Niger Delta to bring an end to attacks and bombing of oil and gas pipelines in the Niger Delta, the House of Representatives Committee on the Nigerian Navy has demanded for a stronger maritime policing architecture spearheaded by the Nigerian Navy to effectively combat all forms of maritime crime.
Chairman House Committee on Navy, Hon. Abdussamad Dasuki who made the call when he led members of the committee on oversight visit to Naval headquarters, said, “The situation in the Niger Delta area and the increasing reports of piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea deserves special attention similar to the special intervention fund provided for the fight against insurgency in the north east.
“The provision of such funding can support the immediate purchase of equipment and any logistic requirement which may be required for any naval operation.”
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