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Nigerian Navy warns Personnel against hate speech

... Destroys 128 illegal refineries, arrests hundreds of smugglers, petroleum products




The Nigerian Navy has warned it’s Personnel to desist from hate speech and other negative vices as it has no place in the armed forces of Nigeria.

The Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral DA Adeniran gave the charge even as he announced that his command destroyed 128 illegal refineries between January to November this year.

Besides this, 320 persons, 8 vessels, 145 wooden boats, 19,989 metric tonnes of petroleum products as well as 30,843.8 metric tonnes of crude oil were arrested and intercepted by the command this year.

Rear Admiral Adeniran disclosed this at the Command Headquarters during the FOC Division Parade for 2019.

Speaking after inspecting the guard of honour, Rear Admiral Adeniran said “Remember hate speech, divulging of official information, cyber crimes, rumor mongering, drug abuse amongst other vices have no place in the armed forces of Nigeria”, he said.

On their efforts to secure the waterways, he said “the command improved her patrol efforts to reduce the activities of illegal bunkerers and refinery operations as well as anti pipeline vandalism/crude oil theft.

“Our efforts led to the arrest of 8 vessels, 145 large wooden boats, 320 persons and the seizure of 19,989 metric tonnes of petroleum products as well as 30,843.8 metric tonnes of crude oil”, he said.

He added that following the closure of land borders by government to forestall smuggling, the command witnessed an upsurge in smuggling by suspected smugglers.

The command he said intensified it’s activities and this resulted in the arrest of several boats attempting to smuggle 16,733 bags of foreign rice worth millions of naira into the country.

He thanked Personnel for their dedication to duty saying it contributed a great deal in their achievements this year.

He also commended the Chief of Naval staff for his support to the Command and pledged the commands continued loyalty to the service of the nation.

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