The Nigerian Navy has reaffirmed its determination to tighten security around choke points in the maritime environment and the Gulf of Guinea, with the implementation of Exercise Sharkbite.

This was made known by the Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral James Oluwole, during a two-day sea exercise.

According to him, Exercise Sharkbite was not to inconvenience law abiding seafarers, but to give the assurance that adequate measures are put in place to protect them as well as their properties.

Rear Admiral Oluwole explained that the focus of the exercise is to enhance the preparedness of the command against maritime crime and criminality.