Maritime Security: Navy Deploys Two Security Stations To Akwa Ibom


The Nigerian Navy, NNS Jubilee in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has deployed two Naval Security Stations to the state waterways to forestall maritime illegalities.

The Commander, NNS Jubilee, Commodore Saidu Garba, made this known in an interview with journalists in Ikot Abasi.

He noted that the two naval security stations were deployed to Okpobo and Ataba Rivers to checkmate activities of oil thieves on the Akwa Ibom waterways.

He further explained that a naval security station is a house boat fitted with guns and navy personnel to fight criminals on waterways, adding that the stations were deployed to two important places that led to the entry point of criminals into Akwa Ibom.

“The Chief of Naval Staff had approved the establishment of naval security stations in Akwa Ibom waterways to stop oil thieves.”

“Since the deployment of the naval security stations, criminal activities have reduced drastically.

“If any criminal wants to sneak or cross into our waterways, naval personnel will see them immediately,” he added.

Garba therefore, gave the assurance that more naval security stations would be established in the country in future.

“I made the suggestion to Navy headquarters and we are looking at establishing additional naval security stations in the country.”


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