The Navy has shut down 146 illegal refineries and seized 23,000 bags of 50kg imported rice and other contraband smuggled by hoodlums. The operation was carried out within the territory of the Eastern Naval Command.
Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) the Eastern Naval Command (ENC), Rear Admiral Adeniran, disclosed this during his address marking the end of the year activities, held at the Nigerian Navy Ship Jubilee (NNS), Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State.
Chronicling the achievements of the command for the year, the FOC said the ENC had taken steps aimed at securing the maritime space within its territory from criminal activities.
Source: The Nation