Ibeno - Chief Effiong Archanga, the
paramount ruler of Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom, has called
on the Federal Government to establish a naval base in the area.
Archanga made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibeno, Akwa Ibom on Monday.
He said the establishment of the base "will put an effective check’’
on activities of sea pirates and other criminals on the Ibeno
The monarch suggested that in the interim, the Nigeria Navy in the
area should commence the deployment of their gunboat in the creeks of
Ibeno, Eastern Obolo, Eket and Mbo zones.
He said that pirates had caused socio-economic hardship on the people
of the area adding that they now carry out their fishing activities on
the Cameroon waterways.
Archanga said this had exposed the fishermen and women to security challenges and danger.