Wike: Bunkering Unstoppable Because Military, Police, Civil Defence Are Involved


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•Top officers aid oil theft

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Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, has said the fight to stop crude oil theft has continued to fail, because top ranking officers of the military, police and the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps (NCDC) were involved in the illegal activities.

Wike stated this yesterday, when he hosted the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Isiaka Oladayo Amao on courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt.

He urged the Nigerian government to consider the damage caused by activities of crude oil thieves to the economic mainstay of the country and treat them as treasonable offenders.

The governor noted that it was not only the wastage of the economy that was witnessed, but the degradation that the environment also suffered, which also impacted negatively on rural communities in the State.

“You know this bunkering cannot stop; let’s be serious about it, everybody is involved. The military is…

Source: Thisday Newspaper