The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft patrol team while on routine watch has captured and secured 11 people on board transport.
They were captured on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at around 7:00p.m. at clouded spaces of the harsh entryway installed Gwangzhou Highway Panama, which was enroute Ghana.
Affirming the advancement yesterday, Authority NNS Beecroft, Commodore Kolawole Olumide Oguntuga , said Western regional Control Centre (WRCC) was quickly educated and incited the vessel to end inside Lagos harbor.
“At first, four stowaways were caught from the harsh of the vessel.
“Notwithstanding, data given by these people uncovered the presence of extra stowaways inside the boat.
“Following a thorough hunt, a surprising seven additional stowaways were revealed inside the boat, carrying the all out to 11 stowaways who were instantly landed from the vessel and arrested.
“The people are distinguished as Shedrack David, 19, from Ondo State, Emmanuel Godbless, 30, from Delta State, Ibrahim Hassan, 30, from Adamawa State, Solomon Francis, 21, from Ondo State and Bolaji Johnson, 28, from Ondo State,” he said.
Oguntuga said others are Samson Aimy, 37, from Bayelsa State, Collins, 27, from Delta State, Ayo Gula, 28, likewise from Delta State, Jolomi Daniel, 23, Ondo State, Abubakar Ibrahim, m, 19, from Zamfara State and Valuable Uwalogho, 30, from Delta State.
He said the suspects have been given over to the Nigerian Movement Administration (NIS) as per the laid out conventions.
“Aside from the stowaways placing themselves in hazardous circumstances during the long journey adrift, they likewise present a bunch of wellbeing and security challenges.
“Likewise, this capture and handover by the watch group is a fundamental sign of the basic job the Nigerian Naval force plays in guaranteeing oceanic security as well as maintaining law and order, which highlights the Naval force’s steady commitment under the watch of the Head of the Maritime Staff, Bad habit Chief naval officer Emmanuel Ogalla, towards keeping up with the security of the country’s sea area,” the Leader added.