Governor Godswill Akpabio has charged Nigerian Air Force to increase surveillance in the oil producing areas to curtail crude oil theft, bunkering and vandalisation of oil pipelines by miscreants.
Akpabio, who gave the charge Friday when the Commander of 207 Special Mobility Group, Calabar, Air Commodore Charles Ohwo, paid him a courtesy visit at Governor’s Office, Uyo, said such effort would restore losses in the monthly oil derivation accruable to government.
The Governor, bemoaned upsurge of sea pirates in the country’s territorial waters coupled with harassment of sea passengers and fishermen and the resultant effects on their means of livelihood, and called on him to deploy his men to check activities of sea pirates.
He commended him for what his men are doing in partnering other security agencies in “Operation Thunder”, and appealed for more cooperation in ensuring safety of lives and property.
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