Navy arrests 7 oil thieves in Delta

The Nigerian Navy on Saturday said it has arrested 7 suspected oil thieves in the Escravos axis of Delta State.

This was revealed in a statement by the Director of Information of the Nigerian Navy, Commodore Christian Ezekobe.

According to Ezekobe, 6 of the suspects were arrested during a raid by a team at Escravos, Sara Creek, Delta State on September 7.

Ezekobe said the team also destroyed boats containing stolen oil.

He further disclosed that “one speed boat, a Cotonou boat carrying 15×10,000 liters and 2 x 5000 liters GP tanks laden with suspected illegally refined Automotive Gas oil” were recovered.

Three outboard engines and four pumping machines were also recovered from the oil thieves.

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