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12 Gunboats From Malaysia To Secure Inland Waterways

June 01 2011


The Nigerian government has purchased a dozen gunboats to secure the nation's inland waterways, reports the Leadership (Abuja).

Twelve gunboats are being imported from Malaysia at a cost of US$4.9 million, according to Alhaji Aminu Yar'Adua, the head of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) told the News Agency of Nigeria.

"The dredging of the lower part of River Niger has made the acquisition imperative to provide maximum security for operators and passengers," said...

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