The Nigerian Navy Service, NNS Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, has vowed to tackle incessant sea robbery activities in the regional waterways.
The command made this known in Port Harcourt during the official handing over of four suspected pirates to the police at the weekend.
Speaking at the ceremony, Commander Ikenna Okeugu of the Nigerian Navy said the suspects were arrested by its patrol team on a surveillance mission.
He said, the notorious robbers were responsible for series of attacks on sea travelers along the waterways, specially the Iwofe water route.
Commander Okeugu said the suspects claimed to be member of a notorious cult group, the Degbam cult.
The Navel officer said the arrested pirates were among the pirates terrorising passengers and boats along the waterways in the state.
He explained that the victims were handed over to police for thorough investigation and prosecution.
Commander Okeugu assured the public that the command would ensure safety of lives and property in the water as the Navy will live up to its responsibility.
The commander appealed to youths, cultists to repent as the Navy was poised to fish out the criminals from their hiding place in the State.