Navy boosts war against militants

Navy hopes to take the fight to the creeks with new boats.

Navy boosts war against militants

Posted By: Precious Igbonwelundu

The war against pipeline vandals and militants Wednesday got a boost as the Nigerian Navy (NN) unveiled 39 patrol boats that can penetrate the creeks.

This development occurred barely six months after the NN inaugurated 30 of the same class of boats (Epenal boats) in Port Harcourt which were built at the Naval Dockyard Limited.

Of the 39 unveiled by the Minister of Defence, Gen. Muhammad Dan-Ali (rtd) on Wednesday in Lagos, 30 were indigenously constructed, while nine of them including three Wave Riders and six Arrows.

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