Funke Busari, Lagos
The Nigerian Navy has declared 43 of its personnel wanted for desertion on Thursday.
The officers were declared as deserters bound to face dire consequences if found, a circular by Navy authorities disclosed.
Meanwhile, names and photographs of the deserters have been displayed at the Navy headquarters in Abuja.
Report has it that the officers fled while serving on Naval Vessels and ships on foreign missions to different European countries.
The circular also added, “Above are the Nigerian Navy Personnel who have deserted from Service recently. Accordingly, you are please requested to assist in providing useful information that will lead to their arrest, or you may apprehend any one of them when seen and handover to the nearest Nigerian Navy base or security station”.
The deserted officers include L.O Chiegboka (SVC NN/3764. Ship: NOP Lake Chad), O.S. Itodo (SVC 5872F. Ship: NNH Warri), Anthony E.S. (SVC 18870. Ship: NNS Delta).
Others are Yusuf A. (SVC X15018. Ship: NNS Partfinder) Brown I.E (SVC X15545. Ship: NNH Warri) and Adiele S.C (SVC X15782. Ship: NNS SOROH).
Still others are, Armstrong K, (SVC 7553. Ship: NNS PARTFINDER), Hassan A. (SVC X7542. Ship NNS PARTFINDER) and Osazuwa G (SVC X15831. Ship: NHQ), among others.