The commander said that the arrests were made by the NNS BEECROFT patrol team during a routine Harbour patrol.
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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the course, which commenced in September 2020, has 22 participants from the Nigerian Army, 25, from the Nigerian Navy and 11 from the Nigerian Air Force.
The platforms and equipment, donated by Aiteo Global Group, are 21 gunboats, 14 operational patrol boats, seven house boats and four air boats.
The officers were said to have been abducted on the Sapele-Warri road while travelling to Delta from Kaduna State.
The Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Sanusi Ibrahim, said this on Monday.
The Commander, NNS Delta, Commodore Abdulhamid Baba-Inna, released the vessels to the owners on Friday.
The resolution followed the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance by Rep Ben Igbakpa (PDP-Delta).
Naval Director of Information (DINFO), Commodore Suleman Dahun, told newsmen that there is a purported list of supplementary candidates in the Nigerian Navy recruitment exercise trending online, and amplified by an online newspaper.
Speaking at the programme, Commander of the hospital, Capt. Uchenna Okeke, said that the initiative was one of the ways through which the navy was reaching out to the poor and the needy in the society.
The Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, announced this in a statement in Kaduna.
Naval forces said the diesel was stored in four tanker trucks and another unspecified quantity of diesel were kept inside hundreds of sacks
The operation was led by Commander NBLC, Commodore Alexander Bingel, according to a statement signed by Commodore Suleman Dahun
A statement by the Information Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT, Sub-Lt. Veronica Effiong, on Saturday, said the vandals were arrested on May 8 by personnel of the NNS BEECROFT while on routine patrol.
This was contained in a statement on Friday in Port Harcourt by the EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren.
The statement by the Director of Information, Naval Headquarters, Commodore Suleman Dahun, stated that the construction of the ship began about two years ago and its introduction into the Navy’s inventory would no doubt bolster its sealift capabilities.
The Committee chaired by Adejoro Adeogun (APC, Ondo) raised concern over the discrepancies noticed in the documents submitted by the Nigerian Navy which showed that 48 vessels and 12 barges were handed over to the EFCC, whereas only 36 vessels and one barges out of the number reflected in the documents EFCC submitted to the committee.
According to naval spokesman, Commodore Suleman Dahun, the decision followed the sad demise of the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, some senior officers, other officers and personnel in the air crash of May 21, 2021 in Kaduna.
A joint statement by NIMASA, the Nigerian Navy, and ICC Yaoundé said GOG-MCF/SHADE, which was purposed to facilitate shared awareness and deconfliction of activities in the Gulf of Guinea, “will be open to all GOG countries with similar capacities to join on a voluntary basis.”
The retreat began on Monday.
The Governor regretted that the MOU the Navy signed before his assumption of office was “abused”, saying his administration is ready to right the wrongs and prevent a recurrence while various corrective measures had already been taken on the violations.