We are winning war against pirates
The Nigerian Navy said it was winning the war against pirates
We are winning war against pirates – Navy
By PHILIP NWOSU
The Nigerian Navy at the weekend, said it was winning the war against pirates operating within the country’s territorial waters.
The Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Ilesanmi Alade, who made the assertion, said that the waters within the command’s area of operations and even beyond, had become calm for legitimate maritime business to thrive.
He said that between January and now, over 38 ship caught committing illegalities within the country’s territorial waters were arrested, especially with the declaration of the naval headquarters under the leadership of Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, that it would not tolerate illegalities within Nigeria’s territorial waters.
Admiral Alade, who spoke during a thanksgiving service to mark the 58th anniversary of the force at the St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Navy Town, Ojo, urged those plotting illegalities at sea to desist as the Nigerian Navy would not spare them.
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