By Bernard Tolani Dada Uyo
> The Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Victor Adedipe, has advocated stronger ties with the nation’s security agencies in order to check criminality on the coast lines.
> Rear Admiral Adedipe who made call yesterday during his familiarization tour to NNS Jubilee at Ikot Abasi Local Government Area said the collaboration and support of other security agencies will help in the fight against sea pirates illegal oil bunkering and other criminality on the nations territorial waters .
> He warned naval personnel against fighting with other military personnel and sister agencies saying it is appalling that security personnel have become enemies to themselves instead of collaborating to fight insecurity and criminality.
> According to him on no account should a naval personnel attack another personnel as anyone caught will not be spared.
> Adedipe who urged naval personnel to be discipline and respects constituted authorities at all times urged them to avoid things that could cause disaffections among them.
> “I don’t want to hear any clash between Navy personnel other sister agencies and paramilitary personnel any more
> “I don’t want a repeat of the unfortunate situation that happened in Calabar within this command”.
> Adedipe who expressed displeasure at the personnel and Police officers, who took part in clash, said that he was in Abuja monitoring the ugly incident in Calabar
> He disclosed that the purpose of his visit to the base was to familiarize with the command and see how they fared.
> The FOC however promised to support them in the fight against piracy and criminality on the water ways.