The Nigerian Navy has said that it is willing to strengthen ties with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Rivers State Command in order to combat pipeline vandalism and illicit petroleum product trading.
In a recent occurrence, Commodore Doc Igbo, the Commander of the Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder, provided reassurance during a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder by Basil Igwebueze, the Rivers State Commandant of the NSCDC.
Commodore Igbo has stated the critical need for inter-agency collaboration and the sharing of actionable intelligence in the battle against criminal activities. Such relationships, according to Commodore Igbo, should not be overlooked, as intelligence gathering is the core of any effective security operation.
In a recent statement, Igbo, a Navy representative, expressed confidence in the Navy’s continued solid engagement with the NSCDC. This collaboration, aimed at reaching a common national goal, is poised to continue.
In a recent statement, Rivers State NSCDC Commandant Igwebueze praised the Nigerian Navy’s extraordinary capabilities in marine operations. Recognizing the value of partnership, he emphasized the imperative of establishing a stronger synergy between the Nigerian Navy and the NSCDC. This cooperation intends to improve NSCDC personnel training and re-training while also building on navy operational capabilities to gain extra information.
According to a recent announcement by the Igwebueze Command’s Public Relations Officer, Olufemi Ayodele, the command has received a direction from the NSCDC’s Commandant General, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, to develop a strong partnership with other security agencies. The major goal of this collaboration is to put an end to illegal refineries, oil pipeline vandalism, and illicit petroleum product trade in the coastal region.