The Training Depot Commander of the Nigerian Merchant Navy Coastal Defence Force, Lagos, Ichuku Agaba, says the pressure has recognized felony hideouts on Lagos waterways.
Agaba instructed the Newsmen in Lagos on Saturday that the pressure was ready to take the battle to the felony hideouts.
He mentioned additionally that the group had joined forces with the Nigerian Navy and the Police to verify coastal criminals in Lagos.
The Merchant Navy chief mentioned within the final eight months, the pressure had arrested eight suspected armed robbers across the Kosofe waterfront base attacking harmless residents.
The suspects had been handed over to the police for prosecution, he added.
“We carried out surveillance on waterways in Lagos and now know the felony hideouts.
“We recognized them however we lack logistics to hold out arrests. We use domestically made boats. We want speedboats for patrols, arms and different tools.
“We need the federal government to empower us; we promise that inside one week, these felony parts working on the waterways in Lagos might be arrested. We have the manpower, however lack logistics.
“I’ve written to Lagos State authorities for logistics; if we’ve got the mandatory tools, criminals can’t come from elsewhere to commit crime in Lagos and escape from our males,’’ he assured.
Agaba mentioned one other main problem the group confronted was bodily constructions and welfare of personnel, stressing that its males at present function from make-shift tents at their Kosofe waterfront base, Ogudu Orin-Oke.
“We don’t have a primary wage; we contribute cash, meals and materials issues with which we maintain ourselves. Some folks deliver water and different wanted issues. That is why we attraction to the state and the Federal Government for logistics,’’ he mentioned.
Agaba additionally instructed Newsmen that the pressure was prepared to hitch different preventing bandits and terrorists within the north of Nigeria supplied it acquired coaching and provision of obligatory wants.
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