Navy warns Niger Delta Avengers against threat to resume hostilities

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, has warned members of the Niger Delta Avengers against their threat to resume hostilities on oil facilities in the region.

The militant group had recently announced plans to resume hostilities over claims that the Federal Government had failed in its promise to redress situations in the Niger Delta region.

But the Chief of Naval Staff had while speaking with journalists at the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command in Calabar, Cross River State on Tuesday, said no group had the audacity to threaten the nation.

Ibas, who had an extensive dialogue with officers and ratings across all formations under the Eastern Naval Command, said the navy was prepared to confront any threat in the region.

Speaking on the recent acquisition of several security patrol boats produced by an indigenous company, Epenal Boats, Ibas said the induction of over 150 boats had created positive impacts on the navy.

He noted that North Korea had been able to dare great nations because of its capability to develop its technologies.

He also disclosed that the navy on Saturday arrested six pirates that had attempted to hijack a ship.                Copyright PUNCH.

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