- Operation calm water has been launched by the Navy
- The operation according to the Navy will help in curbing kidnapping and other vices
- According to the Navy, it is necessary to train its officials
The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy, Calabar, has flagged off the “Operation Bekan Mmon II”, meaning “Calm Water” in Efik language, aimed at curbing the myriads of insecurity challenges in the maritime domain.
Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, Rear Adm. David Adeniran, flagged off the operation at the Nigerian Navy Ship Victory jetty in Calabar.
Adeniran said the need for training and retraining in various operations had become expedient to navies in the world over, because of the dynamics in contemporary maritime security threats.
He mentioned some of the security threats to include piracy, hostage taking, kidnapping, illegal oil bunkering, poaching and crude oil theft, among others.
The FOC said that Nigeria as a part of the world and a littoral nation, has had its own share of the
The FOC explained that Operation Bekan Mmon I recorded numerous successes.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the raging controversy between the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu and the minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami over alleged re-looting of seized property is yet to abate.
The embattled ex-EFCC boss accused Malami of frustrating efforts made by the anti-graft commission to transparently dispose of vessels forfeited to the Nigerian government.
Legit.ng gathered that Magu, who was responding to an enquiry by the presidential probe panel investigating allegations of corruptions leveled against him by Malami, accused the AGF of working at cross-purposes with the commission in the disposal of vessels involved in illegal activities to the extent of costing the country at least N283 million in recovered assets.
The online news platform noted that Magu’s response suggested that the AGF’s action was responsible for the loss of one of the vessels, which was carrying 1,459 metric tonnes (1,979,056.45 litres) of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).
The suspended EFCC boss made the allegation while responding to a part of the query that alleged that the commission under him mismanaged recovered asset, including vessels involved in economic sabotage.
Magu explained that the vessel was seized with 1459 metric tonnes of PMS, adding that the company also forfeited the N66,069,505 and $975,694.50 in a new generation bank account of Hepa Global Energy Limited, the owner of MT Good Success.