Update On Nigerian Navy Clampdown On Crude Oil Theft
Sequel to the frantic efforts of the Nigerian Navy to tackle the menace of crude oil thieves operators of illegal oil refinery camps and other related crimes in the Niger Delta, the Service has remained steadfast in the ongoing clampdown on illegalities in the Niger Delta.
The patrol team deployed by NNS PATHFINDER therefore has destroyed a wooden boat laden with suspected illegally refined AGO around Wakama Village in Onne. Similarly, FOB ESCRAVOS raided an illegal refinery site at Tipo Village in Warri South West LGA, Delta State. During the raid, are illegal refinery site and 2 large Cotonou boats laden with unspecified quantity of suspected stolen crude oil as well as 100 Jerry cans of illegally refined AGO were destroyed.
In a related development, a patrol team from FOB BONNY raided Bolo and adjoining creeks. During the raid, the team destroyed 12 x illegal refinery sites, 6 Cotonou boats carrying suspected crude oil and 20 tanks laden with suspected illegally refined AGO as well as 3 barges laden with suspected stolen crude oil. Other items destroyed include 6 tanks laden with crude oil as well as one speedboat laden with AGO, including 10 dug out wells used for storage of suspected crude oil.
The Nigerian Navy reiterates its strong resolve to continue the ongoing clampdown in line with the Chief of the Naval Staff’s zero tolerance for crude oil theft and other related crimes in the maritime domain.
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