Nigerian Military Recovers Over 5,159,500 Ltrs Of Crude, Arrest Saboteurs

…destroyed 80 illegal refineries

Zakaa Lazarus, Abuja.

The Nigerian Military has disclosed that it’s troops of Operation Delta Safe have recovered over 5,159,500 litres Of Crude oil and the troops also destroyed 80 illegal refineries in the south south part of the country.

Major General Bernard Onyeuko, Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO) revealed this at a press briefing yesterday 28 july 2022 in Abuja.

According to General Onyeuko, “the Joint Task Force Operation DELTA SAFE in the conduct of operation OCTOPUS GRIP in the South South zone conducted operational activities in the creeks, communities and towns in the Niger Delta. Notably Madangho, Kokoye and jones creek in Delta State, Obi Sagbama village and Debu creek in Bayelsa State were patrolled.

” Also, troops conducted patrol in Awoba, Cawthorne Channel, Boning Channel, Asaramatu in River State. Consequently, troops discovered and  destroyed 80 illegal refining site, 60 wooden boats, 316 storage tanks, 262 ovens and 87 dugout pits. Troops also recovered 9 speed boats, 15 outboard engines, 19 pumping machines and 17 vehicles.

” Furthermore, 27 pipeline vandals were arrested while a total of Five Million One Hundred and Fifty Nine Thousand Five Hundred (5,159,500) litres of substance suspected to be crude oil and One million Four Hundred and Thirty Two Thousand (1,432,000) litres of illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil were recovered.

” All arrested economic saboteurs and recovered items were handed over to the appropriate authorities for further action.

“The Statistic above shows a significant loss to the economy of the Country. It has a street value of about Two Billion Five Hundred and Thirty Four Million Seven Hundred Seventy One Thousand Five Hundred Forty Three Naira Eight Kobo (N2,534,771,543.08).

” However, the number of arrested individuals have also increased and could reduce the illegal activities of these of oil thieves. Operation DELTA SAFE has therefore sustained it efforts to ensure relative safe and peaceful operations environment in the Niger Delta”. Onyeuko explained.

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