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Eight assault gunboats have been received by the Nigerian Navy from the Rivers state government in order to boost the fight against piracy and oil theft in the Niger Delta region.

The Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike said in his speech at the inauguration of the gunboat, that 13 more boats will be donated in addition to the 12 that was donated earlier making it 33.

Chief of Naval staff,vice Adm.Ibok Ete-Ibas said the additional gunboats would boost the Navy’s waterway patrol and speed up troops response and subdue criminal activities on the waterways. Ibas went further to commend the Governor.

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