Authority of the Nigerian Navy has vowed to fight sea pirates and other criminal violence in oil rich state of Akwa Ibom waterways.

The Navy would ensure effective policing on the waterways, Commodore David Adeniran, the Commander of NNS Jubilee, told reporters in Ikot Abasi area of the southern state.

Adeniran also promised that the Navy would put an end to the incessant piracy and continue to sustain their presence on the waterways in the state.

He said the Navy was recently involved in serious gun battle with some sea pirates at Mbo, adding,however, that no life was lost in the battle.

The Navy commander added that the Navy had sophisticated gun boats to fight sea pirates in Akwa Ibom creeks.
According to him, the waterways in Mbo was calm due to the gun battle between them and the sea pirates in the area.

The oil-rich Gulf of Guinea has become risky in recently years with attacks frequently reported, especially off Nigeria and Cameroon. The attacks are often linked to ransoms demanded by pirates in exchange for their captives. Enditem


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