Navy seizes boat with 273 drums of petrol in Calabar, sets it ablaze

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As the fight against oil theft in the country continues, the Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Victory in Cross River State, has set ablaze a seized wooden boat laden with 273 drums of Premium Motor Spirits (PMS) known as petrol along the Calabar waterways.

Speaking with journalists in the State capital, Calabar, the Base Operation Officer of NNS Victory, LT CDR Isaac Ayogu explained that the suspects were intercepted en route Agbani oil terminal.

Ayogu said the exercise is in accordance with the standard procedure of the Nigerian Navy as directed by Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor that any item arrested associated with crude oil theft and illegal oil bunkering should be destroyed and suspects, if any, handed over to appropriate prosecuting agency.

He maintained that the six suspects have been handed over to the appropriate prosecuting agency which happen to be the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

He thereafter assured Nigerians that the Navy is out to rid the maritime environment of all illegalities so that legitimate maritime activities can thrive.

 

 



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