The Nigerian Navy has arrested 28 crude oil thieves in recent operations to eliminate economic sabotage and other criminal elements within Nigeria’s maritime domain.
A statement on Monday by Navy spokesman, Commodore Christian Ezekobe said a patrol team deployed by NNS Jubilee arrested 13 suspects allegedly involved in illegal bunkering activities around Ibeno area of Akwa Ibom State. He said another patrol team deployed by Forward Operating Base Escravos has arrested three persons suspected to be oil thieves.
Ezekobe said the team also destroyed six Cotonou boats carrying suspected stolen crude oil around Sandhill Creek in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State. He also said a patrol team deployed by NNS Pathfinder raided Adokiakiri Creek around Okirika axis and Dutch Island at Onne in Rivers State and arrested eight suspects.