NIGERIA WORKING TO END INSECURITY IN THE GULF OF GUINEA – VICE ADMIRAL AWAAL GAMBO

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Nigeria plans to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cameroon, Benin, and Equatorial Guinea to check rising insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea.
Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awaal Gambo, stated this while briefing journalists in Calabar, Cross River State, at the weekend after addressing officers and ratings during his maiden visit to the Eastern Naval Command.

We have just begun the Obangame Exercise with friends of the Gulf of Guinea, countries in the Gulf of Guinea Commission, and other international partners like the United States, French, and Britain. There has been so much hype about the situation in the Gulf of Guinea on social media.

The situation in the Gulf of Guinea is not as bad as it is being portrayed, but we are also making effort to put out an appropriate platform in our efforts at ensuring that we secure the Gulf of Guinea. Besides, most of the crimes being committed in the area are not necessarily within the Nigerian waters, he said.

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed us to return peace and security to Nigerians to enable them move around and do their legitimate businesses without fear, he reiterated.

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