style[amp-boilerplate] President Buhari Approves Naval Base For Lake Chad Basin
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President Buhari Approves Naval Base For Lake Chad Basin

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Nigeria's President,Muhammadu Buhari, has given approval for the

establishment of a naval base at the Lake Chad basin to boost security

in the

north-east.



The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice

Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, disclosed

this to State House correspondents

on Monday after meeting with the

President.



Vice Admiral Ibas explained that

the Lake Chad area is a strategic

location that provides means of

livelihood to hundreds of

thousands of people.

He noted that the presence of the

Nigerian Navy would help in

consolidating on the security of

the area.



The Naval Chief also said a

dedicated task force has since

been put in place to tackle the

problem of sea piracy in Nigeria.
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