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Navy declares 43 personnel wanted over desertion



Chinazor Megbolu

The Nigerian Navy (NN) has declared 43 of its personnel wanted over desertion.

The nation’s security agency stated this in a circular displayed at the NN Headquarters, Abuja, requesting the general public with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the fleeing officers or report to the nearest Naval facility or Police station.
The circular, which contained the names and photographs of the deserters, also mandated all Navy personnel with information on the whereabouts of the 43 officers to arrest them or be dealt with as an accomplice.
Information gathered shows the deserters, who were serving on naval vessels on foreign missions, absconded when the ship berthed in some European countries.
According to the circular read; “above are the Nigerian Navy personnel who have deserted from 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 handover to the nearest Nigerian Navy base or security station”.
The circular also made provisions of contact telephone numbers, where information relating to the movement of the wanted personnel could be reported.
The deserted Officers include, 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 Partfinder) 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 PARTFINDER), Hassan A. (SVC X7542. Ship NNS PARTFINDER) and Osazuwa G (SVC X15831. Ship: NHQ).

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