Nigeria warns militant group against threat to resume hostilities

Brunilde Fioravanti
Novembre 15, 2017

Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Rear Admiral IE Ibas, during an official function.

The navy chief said the navy was prepared to confront any threat in the region.

He warned the Niger Delta Avengers, pirates and other criminals that no group has the audacity to threaten the cooperate peace of the country adding that the Nigeria Navy was ready to crush any threat and contingency.

"I am here to carry out an appraisal on the activities of all mobile units ashore, training establishment as well as exercise the fleet later".

" What will threaten not only their enemies but the existence of mankind.we have also noted that Nigeria over the years has made attempt to build technological capacities and capability to be able to produce its own equipment and we have been able to identify that we have an indigenous company that can do that through Epanel" he stated.

He said that the presence of the Navy had given rise to maritime commerce, and that there had been remarkable improvement on the number of ships that were coming into the country.

Ibas explained that the recent acquisition of 150 boats by Nigerian Navy which was produced by an indigenous company "Epenal Boat", had created positive impact in the navy.

He also disclosed that the Navy had on November 12 arrested six pirates that had attempted to hijack a ship, adding that the impact of the navy on sea had given rise to increased maritime activities.

The Nigerian government on Tuesday warned a militant group that had threatened to resume destruction of oil facilities in the Niger Delta.

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