Operatives of the Nigerian Navy attached to the Forward Operating Base, Badagry, Lagos State, yesterday handed goods worth over N15 million, which they allegedly seized from suspected criminals using the Lagos waterways for their activities, to the Operation Swift Response (OSR).
The OSR is a joint security task force comprising all security agencies, including the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), set up to combat crimes, especially at the borders and on the nation’s waterways.
The Commanding Officer, Naval Forward Operating Base (FOB), Captain Chris Akokota, handing over the goods to OSR officers, said that the criminals abandoned the items and jumped into the waters.
“The FOB, in fulfilment of Navy’s policing role, has increased patrols along the waterways extending from Lagos to the Republic of Benin border.
This has led to the arrest of many suspects, which were handed over to OSR men. The arrest of more suspects in the last two months would soon be handed over to the OSR. “I want to warn criminals to desist from illegalities as the Navy would continue to deal decisively with them,” Akokota said. (DailyTrust)