By EDEM DARLINGTON, Calabar
The Commander Nigerian Navy, NNS Victory, Calabar, Commodore SID Jibril has pledged his desire and readiness to effectively stop oil bunkering and other illegal activities in the state.
Commodore SID Jubril said this when he played host to members of Association of Host Community Leaders of Nine Oil Producing states in Nigeria (ACLOPSON), Cross River State chapter.
According to Mr. Jubril, the Nigerian Navy, as always is ever ready to liaise with host communities in carrying out her constitutional responsibility.
He reiterated the directives of the Chief of Navel Staff, Ibok-Ette Ibas in ensuring zero tolerance of all illegal activities in the country especially the Niger Delta region.
He encouraged members of the association to always consider the wellbeing of their community people whenever they are faced with threats from criminals by offering security operatives useful information that will lead to their arrest.
“It will be foolhardy to sit down and keep quite and watch threats of environmental pollution as a result of illegal activities of these criminals without making a report. You must not keep quiet and say you are afraid of being killed. If you are afraid of being killed the illegal activities of these criminals will eventually kill you so either way you are loosing” he said
” The present leadership of the Nigerian Navy have zero tolerance for any illegal activity and we are always ready to partner with community based organizations like yours to foster peace in communities the nation”
Earlier, leader of the delegation, Hon. Ekpenyong Inang said their visit was to seek partnership with the security agency to curtail illegal activities of bunkering going on in different areas of the state in particular Anantigha community.
Highlight of the visit was a presentation of souvenir by the commander to the association.