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TROOPS EXPOSE OIL BUNKERERS’ CAMP IN IMO, DELTA STATES.

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Army spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu

Yesterday confirmed that troops of the 343 Artillery Regiment uncovered oil bunkerers in Imo and Delta states as part of their crackdown on saboteurs of the oil sector in Southern Nigeria.

 

Nwachukwu said the troops while conducting anti-oil theft operations on Monday 28 August 2023 cracked down on an oil thieves’ camp in the Obokofia Community in Imo State and they intercepted 15 sacks and 13 Jerry cans of illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil concealed in the camp.

 

In a similar operation also conducted on 28 August 2023, troops of 3 Battalion clamped down on an active illegal oil refining site containing three cooking ovens and six reservoirs at Enokora Community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

 

Acting on credible information, the Army spokesperson said that troops conducting anti-oil theft operations on Tuesday intercepted a wooden boat loaded with 110 sacks of illegally refined AGO concealed in the creeks of Egbema Wesr in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, while two vehicles loaded with 18 sacks of illegally refined AGO was also intercepted within the same general area.

Written by: Ella Adike

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