Troops arrest oil bunkers in Rivers State
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIAN troops in Rivers State have intercepted three illegal oil bunkering barges filled with automated gas oil (AGO).
The troops’ illegal oil bunkering squad of the Operation Pulo Shield was patrolling along Alakiri Creek and Ikwete waterside.
The Nigeria troops commander, Major General Alani Okunlola, confirmed the interception.
Other items recovered during the operations include a bus loaded with stolen products and five speed boats.
The barges are in custody of Operation Pulo Shield while other equipment was destroyed.
Okunlola added that the troops at Makoba waterside also Troops have in all arrested 13 suspected oil thieves operating with 24 locally made boats filled with illegally refined AGO.
The suspects are in custody of troops steering Operation Pulo Shield for preliminary investigation.
– CAJ News
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