The Nigerian Navy has released a statement cautioning the general public and the nigerian press about inaccurate news reporting. The statement comes after an alleged attack involving a security escort vessel on 25 Feb 21 was misreported by various maritime monitoring organisations.
In a statement by the Chief of the Naval Staff, Commodore Dahun refers to an incident report on 25 Feb 21 that concerned an alleged attack involving a security escort vessel. Dryad Global was amongst a number of organisations to have reported the event that was believed to be correct by international monitoring organisations at the time. The incident was reported as unconfirmed and was pending further investigation.