Nigerian Navy receives 50 gunboats, drones to fight oil thieves and pirates
The Nigerian Navy has received delivery of 50 assault gunboats and drones to fight oil thieves, sea banditry, and other crimes in the nation’s territorial waters.
the military equipment was donated by Aiteo Global group in Portharcourt, the Rivers State capital.
the military hardware donated includes 21 gunboats, 14 operational patrol boats, seven houseboats, and four airboats.
Others are four high-speed interception onshore patrol boats, long-range surveillance drones, and six high-definition cameras.
receiving the equipment in Port Harcourt, The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, said the hardware would be deployed to the creeks to fight oil theft, piracy, and sea robbery.
Admiral Gambo added that the donation was the manifestation of months of collaboration with critical maritime stakeholders to support naval operations.