Maritime Security : No hiding place for sea robbers

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  • As NIMASA deploys deep blue assets to coastal States
  • MWUN Applauds NIMASA DG on immediate rescue of abducted members in Rivers State

(Report by Udeme Clement)

Apparently, there is no hiding place for sea robbers carrying out criminal acts within coastal States in the country, as Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), is using technology and superior Intelligence to defeat these economic saboteurs.

With the launch of Deep Blue Assets by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Agency is fully equipped to tackle maritime insecurity, even within remote creeks and waterways in the country.

That was exactly what NIMASA demonstrated in Rivers State few days ago, as the Agency deployed the Deep Blue Assets to rescue eight maritime workers kidnapped along kula abomema waterways, in Rivers State, five of which are members of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN).

The level of competence and swiftness displayed by NIMASA DG, Dr Bashir Jamoh, at ensuring immediate release of the kidnapped victims have attracted commendations within and outside the maritime industry.

The President General of MWUN Comrade – Prince Adeyanju Adewale, applauded Dr Jamoh on his efficiency in tackling the problem, describing his timely response as a decisive action.

Adewale enthused:
“The leadership of MWUN wishes to announce to the public the good news on release of five of our members, who were kidnapped along kula abomema waterways,
on their way to attend an official meeting in Port Harcourt.

“We also thank all well-meaning Nigerians and stakeholders for standing with us in our hour of need and pain.

“Equally, we deeply appreciate the critical and central role played by Dr Jamoh. We thank him for his immediate and decisive action of deploying the Deep Blue Assets in securing release of our kidnapped members, as well as other Nigerians.

“On this note, we urge NIMASA to continue in its good work of providing safety in our waterways, especially within the riverine areas and creeks, which seem to be most vulnerable to pirate attacks. We pledge the willingness of MWUN to continue partnering in the onerous task of ensuring safety in our waterways.”

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