The Nigerian Army in a bid to curb economic sabotage and associated insecurity across Nigeria has arrested 32 oil bunkerers and destroyed 146 illegal refineries in the 6 Division NA Area of Responsibility in separate operations.
The Division intensified coordinated anti-illegal oil bunkering and sea piracy operations,thereby tightening the noose on economic saboteurs and sea pirates which led to an increase in oil production by multinational oil companies as indicated in their reports.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col.Sagir Musa disclosed this in an update of the anti-illegal oil bunkering and anti-sea piracy operations conducted across the Division’s AOR between 16 April to 26 May 2019.
He said all the suspects arrested and exhibits have been handed over to relevant security agencies for prosecution.
In a breakdown,he said troops of 16 Brigade (Bde) first conducted many anti-illegal oil bunkering operations within Asitobo/Tumbo Creek and Ukparatobu in…