Nigeria Army Bust Illegal Oil Bunkering Site In Rivers


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Troops of 6 Division, Nigerian Army (NA), conducting clearance operations at Odogwa in Etche LGA, Rivers State, busted a carefully concealed illegal oil bunkering site. The operation was conducted, following credible intelligence on the activities of criminals in the site.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, Nigerian Army/ Land Component Commander, Joint Task Force, Operation DELTA SAFE, Major General Jamal Abdusalam visited the location to see for himself the magnitude of the criminalities going on in the area.

“We are here to let Nigerians know what is happening here. In fact, even if you use the air, using a helicopter or drone, you won’t be able to see what we saw on the ground.

“We have discovered so many illegalities taking place here. We have seen reservoirs, boilers with a network of pipes and cables, amongst others. ”

The GOC further affirmed that a total of 19 reservoirs, with each containing a minimum of 200,000 liters of crude, translating to over 3,000,000 liters were discovered. He lamented the level at which individuals get involved in crimes that have huge implications for the national economy.

The GOC said the site will be destroyed in collaboration with relevant agencies. The operation led to the arrest of six suspects in the site. Efforts are ongoing to apprehend other people involved in this mindless criminality.

Source: NigerDelta Insider



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