14 March 2016

Nigeria: Navy to Conduct Exercise in Gulf of Guinea

The Nigerian Navy yesterday said navy ships from thirty countries would today commence a two weeks naval exercise on the Gulf of Guinea to enhance inter-operational capability and increase regional cooperation.

The exercise Code named Exercise Obangame (2016) will have the multi-national navies focus on increasing regional cooperation and inter operability to enhance maritime safety and security.

A statement yesterday by Nigeria Navy spokesman Commodore Christian Ezekobe said exercise would evaluate combined operations to counter illicit maritime activities utilizing inter regional, regional and national whole-of -government approach towards curbing untoward activities in the Gulf of Guinea.


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