Military nabs 21 pipeline vandals, seizes stolen petroleum products » TheNewsBig

The Defence Headquarters talked about troops of Operation Delta Safe had apprehended 21 pipeline vandals and impounded N3.7 billion value of stolen crude oil and petroleum products in two weeks.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Musa Danmadami, made this acknowledged at a bi-weekly info briefing of the Defence Headquarters on Thursday in Abuja.

Mr Danmadami, major primary, talked about the troops, throughout the conduct of operations, Octopus Grip and Operation Dakar Da Barawo, made the arrest all through operational actions in creeks, villages, communities and cities.

He talked about the troops moreover discovered and destroyed quite a lot of illegal refining web sites, which comprised 493 dugout pits, 512 storage tanks, 413 cooking ovens and 59 picket boats.

In response to him, troops moreover recovered 4 tankers, two tempo boats, one generator, one outboard engine, 14 pumping machines and three AK47 rifles in the middle of the operations.

“Troops moreover impounded 25,977.15 barrels of crude oil, 3.2 million litres of Automotive Gasoline Oil, 26,575 litres of Premium Motor Spirit and a few,000 litres of Twin Perform Kerosine.

“Troops moreover arrested 21 pipelines vandals, whereas all recovered devices and apprehended oil thieves had been handed over to the acceptable authorities for added movement.

“Oil thieves had been denied a cumulative entire of N3.7 billion value of products comprising N1.3 billion value of crude oil; N2.3 billion value of AGO; N4.6 million value of PMS and N15.9 million value of DPK in the middle of the interval in analysis,” he talked about.

Inside the South-east, Mr Danmadami talked about the navy and completely different security companies had sustained onslaught in direction of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to revive normalcy to the realm.

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In South-west, he talked about, the troops of Operation ATWASE had continued to clamp down on smugglers of contraband throughout the border areas, bushes and watersides in Ogun and Kwara States.

“Objects recovered in the middle of the operations embody 1,542 jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit, 311 baggage of 50kg abroad rice and a truck loaded with substances suspected to be cannabis sativa.

“All recovered devices had been handed over to Nigeria Customs Service in Ogun and Kwara State, for added essential movement,” he added.


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