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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Nigerian Naval Ship, NNS, BEECROFT said it arrested 97 stowaways in the last 12 months who were handed over to the Nigeria Immigration Services, NIS.

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This is contained in a statement signed on Friday in Lagos by NNS BEECROFT’s Information Officer, Sub-Lt. Veronica Effiong.

Effiong said that the arrests were made as part of efforts by the Nigerian Navy to rid the nation’s maritime space of all illegalities, including human trafficking.

“Nigerian Naval Ship BEECROFT through robust patrols in the last 12 months arrested 97 stowaways in the Lagos waters all of which have been handed over to the NIS.

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“Last Saturday, the base patrol team arrested three suspected stowaways onboard MT SCF ALPHINE around the Lagos anchorage.

“Preliminary investigations by the base reveal that all the stowaways accessed the vessel with the intention of illegally migrating to Europe,” she said.

According to her, the Commander, NNS BEECROFT, Commodore Bashir Mohammed, reiterated the commitment of the Base to secure Nigeria’s territorial waters.

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She said that the commitment was in line with the Chief of the Naval Staff, CNS, Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo’s Strategic Directive of 2021-5.

“I urge members of the public, especially our host communities, to kindly furnish the base with credible information to assist it in curbing the activities of criminal elements and economic saboteurs,” the officer said.

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