Suspect bust with 70 000 litres illegal fuel

suspect-bustFrom EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Navy has destroyed boats with over 70 000 litres of oil during ongoing operations against operators of illegal refinery sites.
The clampdown on oil thieves in the maritime areas resulted in the arrest of a suspect in connection with the site uncovered in the Rivers State.
Rear Admiral Christian Ezekobe, Navy spokesman, said operatives discovered and destroyed two boats at Taraba Jetty axis.
One vessel was loaded with estimated 70 000 litres of suspected illegally refined oil while the second barge had a mixture of oil and water.
The naval operatives, acting on intelligence report, took the criminals by surprise and destroyed the site including a large storage pit, Ezekobe said.
He said other illegal refinery sites had been destroyed in the Delta State.
Nigeria, Africa’s largest producer of crude oil, is battling oil thieves, vandals and militants in the Niger Delta.

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