NIS arrests 5 stowaways aboard vessel

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By Ibironke Ariyo

Abuja – Operatives of the Seaports and Marine Command, Nigeria Service (NIS) have arrested five suspected stowaways aboard a tanker vessel enroute Las Palmas, Spain.
The Service Relations Officer, Mr Sunday James, made this known in a made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on in Abuja.
He said that the Command’ Comptroller, Ms Olubusola Fashakin, revealed that the arrest was made possible a tip off by the master of the vessel about 156 nautical miles off shoreline.
James said that Fashakin, who was at hand to receive the stowaways, cautioned desperate against embarking on such risky adventures.