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Eight nabbed in Nigeria Navy crackdown on maritime fakes

22 November 2016, 20:04

Abuja - The Nigerian Navy has in recent days arrested eight suspects in a crackdown on impostors using naval uniforms and accouterments to deceive, harass and defraud members of the public.

They have been apprehended in Abuja, Lagos and the Niger Delta.

The suspects are alleged members of bogus groups named as Nigerian Merchant Marine, Merchant Navy Corps, Global College of Marine and Technology, Merchant Navy Maritime Academy as well as Merchant Navy and Maritime Law Enforcement Agency.

Also read: PHOTOS: 4 bandits killed, 3 kidnappers nabbed in Army 

Christian Ezekobe, Force Spokesperson, said the arrests up to several cases in which operatives of Nigerian Navy and sister security agencies have acted swiftly in apprehending impostors.

“To this end, the general public is advised to kindly report suspicious behaviour of anyone or group of persons who claim to be personnel of the Nigerian Navy or found to be dressed in naval uniform and accouterments.” 

 

 

- CAJ News

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