Calabar - The Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield, Sector 3 of the 13 Brigade Nigerian Army on Monday said that it impounded five illegal truck loads of diesel.
Brig. Gen. Shehu Yusuf, the Commander, 13 Brigade, told newsmen in Calabar that the products were intercepted at about 3:13 a.m. on Sunday at 8th Miles Junction, Calabar.
According to him, the trucks carrying 200,000 litres of diesel had registration numbers - Yobe XA 623 GJB; Kano SML-19 XA; Adamawa XA 569-MUB; Taraba, XA 408 SDA and Cross River XA 477 KTA.
He said that the products believed to be illegal bunkering came from Calabar South, adding that the trucks’ drivers escaped to the nearby bush.
He said that the taskforce was not ready to condone any illegal bunkering activity in the state.
He said that illegal bunkering could have a devastating effect on the nation’s economy.
"We will not rest until bunkering activities are completely wiped out in the state," he said.
He called on other security agencies to share information and collaboration to achieve the overall goal of stamping out economic sabotage in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the five tankers had also been destroyed by burning.