Group offers to guard Delta waters

Just what the Delta needs: another group of guards.

Group offers to safeguard Niger Delta waterways

Posted By: Olugbenga Adanikin

A group of volunteers, the Nigerian Merchant Navy Coastal Defence Force has petitioned the Federal Government to voluntarily help secure waterways in the Niger Delta region.

In a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, the group sought recognition and the deployment of about 50, 000 personnel to further complement efforts of the security operatives in safeguarding the maritime.

Leader of the group, Commodore Ichukwu Agaba on Monday in Abuja disclosed preparedness to complement efforts of the Nigerian Navy to reduce the importation of illegal and sophisticated weapons.

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