Troops Destroy 23 Pirates’ Camps, Seize 12.3m Litres of Stolen PMS

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that between March 18 and December 31, 2020, no fewer than 23 sea pirates’ camps were destroyed by troops of Operation Delta Safe.

The troops, deployed in the South South region, equally arrested 53 of the pirates with about 25 trucks, says John Enenche, Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations (DMO).

Enenche, a Major General, on Thursday, stated this in Abuja. It was while he was giving an update on the ‘Record of the Armed Forces of Nigeria Operations for Year 2020’.

According to him, the Delta Safe troops, also recovered 23 rifles, together with 65,330 rounds of ammunition from the pirates, within the year.

“Within the period under review, a cumulative total of 8,890,300 litres of stolen AGO and 33,516,00 litres of DPK were impounded by troops of Operation DELTA SAFE.

“In the same vein, the gallant troops immobilized a total of 185 illegal refining sites, 85 dugout pits and 163 metal storage tanks within the period. Additionally, troops impounded a cumulative total of 31,236.8 barrels of stolen crude oil as well as 12,272,652 litres of stolen PMS from oil thieves in the Zone.

“Also, a total of 47 kidnapped victims were rescued, while 72 vandals and criminals were arrested. Furthermore, a total of 4,250 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled smuggled rice were impounded and 45 boats engaged in illegal activities were arrested,” disclosed the DMO Coordinator.

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