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In Rivers Navy says its anti -illegal bunkering efforts is yielding positive results

Ezekobe said no arrest had been made so far in both cases as the suspects fled the scene on sighting the patrol team.

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(City Voice Ng)

The Nigerian Navy on Monday said that its anti-crude oil theft operations had once again yielded positive results with the sustained patrol of the maritime area.

This is contained in a statement signed by its Director of Information, Commodore Christian Ezekobe, in Abuja.

He said that on Aug. 29, a patrol team deployed by FOB BONNY raided an illegal refinery site at Boloba Creek in Bonny LGA of Rivers.

"During the raid, the patrol team destroyed the illegal refinery which has several storage tanks loaded with unquantifiable amount of stolen crude oil.

"In a similar operation on Aug. 31, the patrol team arrested a barge suspected to be involved in COT at Creek six in Bonny LGA, Rivers," it said.

He explained that the barge was laden with yet to be quantified stolen crude oil.

Ezekobe said no arrest had been made so far in both cases as the suspects fled the scene on sighting the patrol team.

In a related development, Ezekobe said a Marine Tanker (MT) Team Tango had been arrested for conveying substances suspected to be dangerous cargoes.

"The ship which was tracked down with Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) capability of the NN is presently under interrogation.

"At the end of the interrogation, it would be promptly handed over to the appropriate agency for further action."

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