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Navy destroys Delta illegal oil refinery, arrests suspects

21 June 2016, 21:27

Abuja - The Nigerian Navy has arrested an unspecified number of suspected pirates and recovered a vessel some four months after alleged sea robbers hijacked it.

In a related development, a Navy raid, which was carried out at Ogbe-Igoh community in Warri, Delta State, the Navy destroyed an illegal refinery site and one Cotonou boat containing about 50 tonnes of stolen crude oil and 6 X 15 metal tanks containing illegal refined oil.

Also read: Nigerian navy rescues hijacked oil tanker, 1 pirate killed

Christian Ezekobe, Navy Spokesperson, said no suspect was apprehended as they fled the site before the arrival of the patrol team.

“The Nigerian Navy has not rested on its oars. More pipeline vandals have been arrested,” he added. 



- CAJ News


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