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Nigerian police deploy gunboats to tackle sea piracy in oil rich state

Nigeria’s police in southern oil rich Bayelsa had deployed 16 patrol gunboats and 6,000 policemen to tackle sea piracy and criminality in waterways to ensure safety of the water channels.

The 6,000 personnel had been deployed after undergoing marine training, while some are still being trained, Asuquo Amba, police chief in charge of the state told reporters in Yenagoa, the state capital.

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