Nigerian Navy Rescues Three Benin Citizens~NEWSEXTRA - News Extra Online



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Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Nigerian Navy Rescues Three Benin Citizens~NEWSEXTRA

The Nigerian Navy says its men in Lagos on Tuesday rescued three Benin Republic nationals after their fishing vessel caught fire at the Lagos anchorage.

It was learned that the Benin Republic citizens were in Nigeria for fishing.

Major General John Enenche, Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Abuja, in a statement issued yesterday said that the crew was rescued by the Nigerian Navy Ship BINI after a distress call was sent out after midnight of April 2, 2020.

General Enenche said on arrival at the scene, the fishing boat with a call sign SHORT TAIL was completely engulfed by fire.

He said that one of the crew members was severely burnt in the incident, and that the crew members who could not communicate in English were given first aid at the naval Base Medical Centre, in Lagos, where they were stabilised and treated.

Daily trust

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