Nigerian Navy gets new ships

Two vessels expected from US and China.

Nigeria: Navy Acquires War Ships to Fight Maritime Crimes

By Evelyn Usman

In its renewed fight against maritime crimes in the country and the Gulf of Guinea, the Nigerian Navy,NN, is expecting two ships from China and the United States of America before the end of year 2014.

To this end, the NN said it had enhanced its operational efficiency by way of sustaining its prioritization of training and human capital development.

In his welcome address at the occasion of the Navy ceremonial sunset and 2014 end of year ball held at the NNS Quorrah, Apapa Lagos, the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jubrin disclosed, aside ensuring safety in the maritime domain, the NN was also working closely with sister services in the area of countering insurgency and all forms of insecurity across the country.

Jubrin stated that the NN had recorded some achievement in its policing duties and implementation of transformation plan , which he said has led to the drastic reduction of crude oil theft and other maritime crimes.

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