Update On Anti-Crude Oil Theft And Illegal Bunkery Operations
The Nigerian Navy patrol team deployed from Forward Operating Base (FOB) ESCARVOS under Ops DELTA SAFE on 23 November 2016 carried out extensive patrol of the area of responsibly. During the patrol, the team discovered and dismantled a newly erected illegal refinery Camp at Tipo Village near Abiteye Community in Delta State.
The patrol team also destroyed 2 large Cotonou boats laden with various quantities of product suspected to be stolen crude oil siphoned from sources within the village. Further searches revealed that the criminals stashed about 100 Jerry cans of products suspected to be illegally refined AGO on an adjacent Creek in a bid to conceal them from military operatives.
In a related development, the naval patrol team deployed from NNS PATHFINDER under Ops DELTA SAFE on 23 November 2016 discovered and destroyed a large wooden boat at Wakama, close to Onne axis. The boat contained about 500 litres of suspected illegally refined AGO.
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