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Nigerian Navy Sustain War Against Oil Bunkering, Thefts

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…Jude Johnson

The Nigerian Navy has intensified effort in her fight against crude oil theft and illegal bunkering once again.

The Director of Information (DINFO), Commodore Christian Ezekobe, on Wednesday, stated that navy is winning the war gradually on daily basis.

Ezekobe said that  Forward Operating Base (FOB) BONNY anti-crude oil theft patrol team acting on information discovered two Cotonou boats laden with product suspected to be crude oil along Peter Side Creek, the boats were destroyed along with the products.

In a similar operation, he said, another Navy Base , FOB FORMOSO’s patrol team has arrested three suspected vandals/looters on-board a vessel MT FRANKENSEN. He listed  other item recovered to include one speed boat with 75 HP engine, one pumping machine, one Hacksaw and spanners.

“Another two speedboat mounted with 75HP engine each were also recovered from MT ASHKAY, as the suspected vandals jumped into water and swam to a nearby creek on sighting the naval patrol team three suspect were arrested and presently in custody for further investigation,” he said.


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