Abuja - The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas, has pledged tight
security in the country's maritime routes in order to thwart terror attacks.
The pledge follows a meeting between Ete-Ibas and
Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase.
The leaders have met at the Force Headquarters in Abuja
to form partnerships in securing the sea ways of the nation.
Ete-Ibas told Arase he appreciated the existing
cooperation between the Nigeria Police and the Nigerian Navy.
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"This synergy becomes imperative as both
organizations are involved in the protection of lives and property on land and
sea," Ete-Ibas said.
He further requested for capacity building of officers
and men of the two agencies on exchange programme, while soliciting for speedy
prosecution of maritime cases.
Meanwhille, Arase said the force intended to re-brand the
marine police so as to checkmate crimes at sea. - CAJ News
- CAJ News