Mudiaga Affe, Calabar
The Nigerian Navy has expressed its readiness to confront and security challenge that might come its way.
Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Victor Adedipe, stated this after the command’s third quarter route march in Calabar, Cross River State.
Adedipe had in response to a question on activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra during an interview with journalists said the Navy would remain committed to the constitutional role of protecting the country’s territorial integrity.
Adedipe, who expressed satisfaction over the fitness level of his men, said the IPOB uprising was being handled politically.
He said, “Regardless that it is being handled at the political level, as a security agency, we remain fully committed to our constitutional role of providing security along the water ways and on ground.
“This exercise is held primarily to keep the personnel very fit for the job. The exercise is also taking place simultaneously across all Navy formations in the country.
“The exercise is all about keeping fit and that is what is expected of any member of the armed forces to remain physically and medically fit
“With what I saw today, I am happy to say that personnel of the ENC are combat ready in maintaining peace and order in the society and for any military exercise.”