Nigeria hosts Eku Kugbe drill

Naval drills for NN and others.

Nigerian Navy, others join forces against pirates, maritime criminals

By: Precious Igbonwelundu

The Nigerian Navy (NN) Wednesday joined forces with her counterparts from West, Central African countries, China, France and Portugal in an exercise to rid the Gulf of Guinea (GOG) region of pirates, crude oil thieves, traffickers and other maritime criminals.

The exercise code named EKU KUGBE and organised by the NN as part of activities to commemorate its 62 anniversary, saw the deployment of 18 ships, two helicopters and a Nigerian Air Force  (NAF) Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) across the GOG to operationalise existing maritime security framework.

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