Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base apprehends two suspects, impounded 70 bags of smuggled rice.
Written by News Room on April 9, 2022
The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base (FOB), Ibaka, has apprehended two suspects, impounded 70 bags of smuggled rice and seized the two boats used in smuggling the rice.
The Commanding Officer, FOB, Navy Capt. Muhammed Kabiru, made this known in Ibaka on Friday while handing over the suspects and bags of rice to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
Kabiru, represented by the Base Operations Officer, Lieutenant -Commondore Samuel Olawookere, said that the suspects and 70 bags of rice were seized on April 7, during routine patrol operations by the FOB personnel.
He said that the suspects were arrested along Effiat waterways in Mbo Local Government Area of the state during the routine patrol of men and officers of the base.
Kabiru said who the base would not relent in putting an end to all criminalities on the Akwa Ibom waterways, warned smugglers to stay clear of the Nigerian maritime borders, adding that officers and men of FOB Ibaka would not relent until the Akwa Ibom waterways is free from all forms of criminalities.