Navy inducts 1,585 personnel

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Major General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff

The Nigerian Navy on Saturday inducted 1,585 personnel that would be deployed in counter insurgency and oil theft operations across the country.

Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, inducted the troops during the Passing Out Parade of Batch 26th Trainees at the Nigerian Navy Basic Training School in Onne, Rivers.

He said the recruitment became necessary due to several maritime security threats confronting the nation as a result of economic, socio-political, environmental and technological factors.

“The Navy mandate envisions a navy that would defend Nigeria’s maritime interest in line with the nation’s constitutional goals, and project force well beyond the Gulf of Guinea.

“In the last two years, the nation has made massive investment in training support infrastructure, onshore…

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