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Our senior officers are conniving with oil thieves – Navy

The Nigerian Navy has said that some of its senior personnel are colluding with bunkers, oil thieves and other maritime criminals to sabotage the nation’s economy.

Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral A.Z. Gambo who said that they will be going hard on such personnel, warned that any act of collusion with criminals or sabotage of measures emplaced to checkmate illegalities would be met with stiff sanctions in accordance with the law of the land.

Speaking during the decoration ceremony of newly promoted senior officers of the Nigerian Navy on Thursday December 30, Gambo also noted that they are recording significant success in the fight against maritime crimes.

He said;

“While there are significant achievements in the fight against these maritime crimes, there are a pocket of personnel still colluding with criminals to sabotage these efforts.”

Noting that 2021 brought significant disruption in all facets of national lives and has pushed the Armed Forces to play more significant roles to ensure security and prosperity of the nation, Gambo urged the newly promoted officers to be more dedicated and display unalloyed loyalty to the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces in order to address the myriad of security challenges plaguing Nigeria.

The CNS added;

“Your ingenuity, resourcefulness and integrity will be required as senior officers of your navy to reposition the Service in order to discharge its constitutional role for the security and prosperity of Nigeria.”

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