The Coaching Depot Commander of the Nigerian Service provider Navy Coastal Defence Power, Lagos, Ichuku Agaba, says the pressure has recognized felony hideouts on Lagos waterways.
Agaba advised the Newsmen in Lagos on Saturday that the pressure was ready to take the battle to the felony hideouts.
He stated additionally that the group had joined forces with the Nigerian Navy and the Police to verify coastal criminals in Lagos.
The Service provider Navy chief stated within the final eight months, the pressure had arrested eight suspected armed robbers across the Kosofe waterfront base attacking harmless residents.
The suspects had been handed over to the police for prosecution, he added.
“We carried out surveillance on waterways in Lagos and now know the felony hideouts.
“We recognized them however we lack logistics to hold out arrests. We use domestically made boats. We want speedboats for patrols, arms and different gear.
“We wish the federal government to empower us; we promise that inside one week, these felony parts working on the waterways in Lagos will likely be arrested. We’ve got the manpower, however lack logistics.
“I’ve written to Lagos State authorities for logistics; if now we have the mandatory gear, criminals can not come from elsewhere to commit crime in Lagos and escape from our males,’’ he assured.
Agaba stated one other main problem the group confronted was bodily buildings and welfare of personnel, stressing that its males at the moment function from make-shift tents at their Kosofe waterfront base, Ogudu Orin-Oke.
“We don’t have a fundamental wage; we contribute cash, meals and materials issues with which we maintain ourselves. Some folks convey water and different wanted issues. That’s the reason we attraction to the state and the Federal Authorities for logistics,’’ he stated.
Agaba additionally advised Newsmen that the pressure was prepared to affix different preventing bandits and terrorists within the north of Nigeria supplied it obtained coaching and provision of vital wants.
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