… intercepted 350,000 liters of crude oil, 250,000 litres of illegally refined AGO
The Ministry High Command has said that troops of Operation DELTA Safe have continued with the aggressive fight against economic sabotage in the South-South zone.
It also disclosed that the Nigerian Navy Ship DELTA Patrol team, acting on credible intelligence, located a wooden boat laden with about 200,000 litres of product suspected to be crude oil.
Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche made the disclosure at the weekly briefing on military operations across the federation.
He also revealed that the boats along with the product were handled appropriately.
General Enenche further disclosed that Nigerian Navy Ship DELTA patrol team discovered and immobilized an illegal refining site with 9 storage tanks and 4 ovens containing crude oil estimated to be about 150,000 litres at Olaipase Creek in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
“The patrol team proceeded further within the same community and located another illegal refinery site with 15 storage tanks and 8 ovens laden with substance suspected to be 250,000 litres of illegally refined AGO,” he said.
He said that the Military High Command encouraged the troops and personnel of other security agencies to remain resolute and sustain the tempo in all the Joint Operations Areas.
While reassuring the general public of its untiring dedication towards securing the country, General Enenche said that the Military High Command enjoined citizens to continue to provide timely information on the activities of criminals in their various localities to the military and other security agencies for prompt and effective action.
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