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Nigerian Navy Set To Launch Operation Octopus Grip Just Few Weeks After Operation Python Dance Ended [See Reason]

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The Nigerian Navy is set to launch a military operation in the South South region of Delta State and Bayelsa just a few weeks after the Army officially ended its Operation tagged �Python Dance” in the South East.

The soon to be commenced reverine exercise will go with the name �Octopusgrip’’. This was made known by the Officer Commanding, (FOC), Central Naval Command, (CNC), Rear Adm. Bello Al-hassan.

Al-hassan, delivered this information on Thursday while addressing a news conference in Yenagoa, he said that the exercise will last from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. The FOC said the command was tasked with the responsibility of security of the waterways by providing adequate security within the command’s area of responsibility.

He said the command in Jan. launched �Operation Rivers Sweep. �So far, the operation has recorded huge success in reducing crude oil theft, pipeline vandalism and other maritime crimes. �Between May and Sept. this year, the command seized and destroyed about 870,000 MT of illegally refined crude oil. �Also, over 400 illegal refineries were destroyed, including 85 boats used by oil thieves,’’ he said.

The flag officer said the aim of the planned exercise was also to assess the operational readiness of CNC fleet and to test the practical skills of its personnel in tackling maritime threats.




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