Poised to rid Akwa Ibom waterways of sea pirates, the newly inaugurated marine security in the state, Akwa Ibom State Waterways Surveillance/Security, led by Akpan Ubak, popularly known as King of the Boys, has today commenced surveillance in the riverine area of the state.

The security outfit setup by the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, launched out at Ikot Ebidang jetty in ONNA Local Government into the waterways with about 15 speed boats, over 100 personnels and supported by gunboats of combined security personnels.

Speaking to members of the Press, the Chief Security, Akwa Ibom State waterways, Mr. Akpan Ubak, said they were inaugurated by Governor Udom Emmanuel to tackle the incessant attacks on marine business operators by sea pirates.

He said that the Governor is committed to ensuring that business operators in the marine sector have a sanitized waterway devoid of hoodlums who parade themselves as owners of the riverine area, molesting, robbing, and killing innocent business owners in the sector.

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Ubak thanked Governor Udom Emmanuel for providing the necessary equipment and mobilizing the personnel’s for this task.

He promised to deliver on the mandate so that marine business can thrive to further boost Akwa Ibom economy.

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