Security: Rivers LG boss applauds Navy



Mr Erastus Awortu, Chairman, Andoni local government area Rivers has applauded the Nigerian Navy’s efforts toward crime reduction and piracy across the country’s territorial waters.

Awortu made this known on Friday Oyorokotor, a fishing settlement Andoni area council of Rivers during a brief stopover at a Navy patrol boat on site at the waterway.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Oyorokotor fishing hub shared a sea boader with some west African countries within the Gulf of Guinea.

Addressing some Naval Officers on patrol, the council chairman said he chose to on a tour of some fishing settlements the coastal area to ascertain the level of and cooperation among the local security operatives.

“Oyorokoto a coastal community and fishing hubs promoting small and medium scale businesses this area. But the recent past, the area was plagued by insecurity and sea piracy causing untold hardship on fishing livelihood.

shall be visiting few fishing settlements today, communities of Ama Nsan, Ibotokpon Mbaba and Oyorokoto Ete, the essence to acertain the level of security and also map out ways to improve the living conditions of inhabitants.

want to ensure that residents of these fishing settlements benefit from basic services like functional schools and health care system,” he said.

The Andoni Council Chairman also appealed for more support from Officers to enable them repel attacks by sea pirates and other criminal elements Andoni waterways.

“We need the support of the Navy to help us achieve within the Andoni waterways. have established a good relationship with men of the Nigerian Navy deployed to Andoni waterways.

’m hopeful that this relationship would be beneficial to our towards addressing insecurity the area,” he added.(NAN)