Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday unveiled eighteen (18) locally-made armoured creeks patrol boats to curb smuggling. The locally-made armoured creeks patrol boats consists of 9 logistic support boats and 9 gunboats.
These boats which will be deployed for the Southern waters, (the Eastern and Western Marine Commands).
During the unveiling of the boats in Port Harcourt on Thursday, the Comptroller General of Customs Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), said :
“The 18 creeks patrol boats, consisting of 9 logistic support boats and 9 gunboats whose parts are armoured, should send clear signals to the criminals that the game is up. Unlike before, we now have boats with flat bottoms that can access the creeks even when the water has receded.”