Worried about the spate of criminal activities in the region, the Chief of Naval Staff, Nigerian Navy (NN), Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba, has called for closer working ties among Gulf of Guinea (GoG) states to eradicate these nefarious activities criminality in the region.
Ezeoba, who spoke at the maiden GoG Regional Maritime Awareness Capability Conference (RMAC) in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, said that the region was a strategic maritime environment with enormous potential and has persistently faced threats which were directed at the economy of its littoral and landlocked states.
The threats, according to him, have become worrisome to the region and the larger international community.
Ezeoba listed some of the threats as piracy, drug and human trafficking, and oil theft.
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