The Eastern Naval Command (ENC) of the Nigerian Navy says it has arrested 25 ships, conveying adulterated crude oil and other stolen products along the Calabar-Oron waterways, in the last seven months. Out-gone Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) the ENC, Rear Adm. Atiku Abdulkadir, disclosed this in Calabar on Friday during a handing over ceremony to his successor, Rear Adm. James Oluwole.
According to Abdulkadir, the ships were arrested under his leadership of the Command. “In the last seven months, we have arrested a total of 25 ships which include tug boats, Cotonou boats, and we have as well arrested a good number of oil thieves. “It is to the glory of the command that during my watch as FOC, we had gallant officers who had the passion to ensure that crude oil theft and maritime crimes are reduced.