Capt. Suleiman Olorundare, the Commanding Officer of the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base in Bonny, Rivers, handed over the crewmen to the anti-graft agency in Bony after parading them before newsmen.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that heavily armed personnel of the Army, Navy, Police and NSCDC were strategically positioned on the adjoining roads to the venue.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the impounded substance and a suspect were handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Tuesday for further investigation and prosecution.
The new Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Adm. Mathew Emuekpere, disclosed this on Monday during his familiarisation tour of naval warships in Onne, Rivers.
The Flag Officer Commanding Naval Training Command Rear Adm. Obi Ofodile, made the pledge at the closing of a seminar held at the command on Friday in Lagos.
One vessel, MT San Padre Pio and the 16 all-male crew members were held in the operation, Capt. Suleiman Olorundare, Commanding Officer of the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base, Bonny told newsman.
Rear Adm. Matthew Emuekpere, the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, said this during a familiarisation tour of the Nigerian Navy Referral Hospital, Calabar, and other naval formations within the state.
They also arrested three suspects found in the boat that came from Cameroon and heading for Calabar.
He attributed the feat over the years to the acquisition platforms and the adoption of local maintenance strategy.
The warships deployed for the exercise were the Nigerian Navy Ship Okpabana, NNS Ologbo, NNS Burutu, NNS Sagbama, and a naval Augusta helicopter
The Nigerian Navy has intercepted a large metallic barge transporting about 120,000 litres of crude oil suspected to be stolen from pipelines in Rivers. The Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral James Oluwole,…
Garuba expressed the Navy’s appreciation to the community for its support and cooperation, and said that the free medical programme was to further promote mutual relations between the two. The commanding officer said such cooperation was…
The statement said: “In line with the Chief of the Naval Staff’s drive to eliminate all forms of economic sabotage in the maritime domain, a naval patrol team deployed by the Forward Operations Base ESCRAVOS in Delta raided Sara Creek near…
Governor Yahaya Bello presented the vehicles to the security agencies on Saturday in Lokoja at an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the creation of the state
Garba said five of them were interrogated for alleged involvement in the recent bombing of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation installations
In a related development, the naval patrol team deployed by NNS PATHFINDER on May 4, 2016 discovered and destroyed two active illegal crude oil refineries located at NAFCON creek