Wed. Jan 20th, 2021

43 personnel wanted for alleged desertion by the Nigerian Navy.

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Reports making rounds indicate that a circular containing the names and photographs of some suspected deserters , has been displayed at the Navy Headquarters in Abuja.

The circular requested members of the public with useful information that could lead to their arrest to report to the nearest naval facility or police station.

The circular reads: “Above are the Nigerian Navy personnel who deserted the service recently. Accordingly, you are please requested to assist in providing useful information that will lead to their arrest or you may apprehend any one of them when seen and hand over to the nearest Nigerian Navy base or security station.”

The circular provides contact telephone numbers for anyone with information on the wanted officers to send it to.

A naval officer, who spoke in confidence, expressed worry about the increasing number of deserters in the service.

“The development is very disturbing. The Navy declared 43 personnel wanted for absconding from their duty without permission or resignation. But efforts are on to check the ugly trend,” the source disclosed.

The circular gave the names of the suspected deserters as: L. O. Chiegboka (SVC NN/3764. Ship: NOP Lake Chad), O. S. Itodo (SVC 5872F. Ship: NNH Warri), Anthony E. S. (SVC 18870. Ship: NNS Delta), Yusuf A. (SVC X15018. Ship: NNS Pathfinder) Brown I. E. (SVC X15545. Ship: NNH Warri) and Adiele S. C. (SVC X15782. Ship: NNS SOROH).

Others are: Armstrong K, (SVC 7553. Ship: NNS Pathfinder), Hassan A. (SVC X7542. Ship NNS Pathfinder) and Osazuwa G (SVC X15831. Ship: NHQ), among others.

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