Nigerian Navy arrests oil thieves

Operations against pirates and oil thieves continue in Niger Delta.

Navy Arrests 2 Vessels, 25 Persons for Oil Theft

Segun James

Twenty five persons and two ocean going vessels involved in illegal bunkering activities have been arrested by the men of the Nigerian Navy along the waterways of the Niger Delta in Brass local government area of Bayelsa State.

The two seized vessels identified as MV Hanan, which has nine crew men and MV Alezza Lilah with 14 Nigerians, a Ghanaian and a Cameroonian crew members, were arrested with over 300,000 metric tonnes of stolen and illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (Diesel) on board the vessels.

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