Troops Arrest 10 pipeline Vandals, Two Sea Pirates in River State

EMERGENCY DIGEST- The troops of Operation DELTA SAFE have arrested ten suspected pipeline Vandals, two high profile sea pirates known as Fagha Golden (aka) fine boy at Nonwa and Victor Elkanah (aka) Victor Padi in River State.

This was disclosed today by director of media operation(DMO), Major Gen. Benard Oyeuko during a press briefing at defense headquater, DHQ, Abuja.

He  explained that the troops of Operation DELTA SAFE has sustained offensive posture to deny criminal’s the much needed space for their illegal operation in Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers State respectively.

“In the process, several illegal oil refining sites were discovered and destroyed, these includes 37, 68 dugout pits, 188 storage tanks, 33 wooden boats, 16 pumping machines, 1 generator, 1 vehicle, 175 cooking ovens and 23 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.

“Also, recovered was Three Million Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand (3,750,000) ltrs of crude oil and Two Million and Nineteen Thousand (2,019,000) ltrs of Automotive Gas Oil and the arrest of 10 suspected pipeline vandals”, said Oyeuko.

He further explained that the suspects are notorious for the series of armed attacks on oil vessels, kidnapping of expatriates and illegal oil bunkering within the state.

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