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JTF arrests 2 Shell workers for oil theft in Rivers

22 November 2012, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt – TWO suspected surveillance workers of the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, were on Wednesday arrested by soldiers of the Joint Task Force, JTF, in the Niger Delta over oil theft.

Maj. Michael Etete, spokesman for the 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, disclosed this in a signed statement.

Etete said the workers were arrested for breaking and tapping crude oil from an SPDC pipeline located at Kporgho in Gokana local government area in Rivers.

“At about 9:30 p.m. on November 19, troops of JTF Sector 2 Pulo Shield on patrol discovered a pipe break and an illegal connection on SPDC pipeline in Kporgho in Gokana LGA.

“Bori Friday and Young Apahia, all males, working for SPDC as surveillance officers were arrested at the scene.

“The two were suspected to be responsible for the pipeline vandalism,” Etete said.
The Army spokesman said the two suspects had been handed over to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the state command, for prosecution.

Etete called on multinational oil companies operating in the area to monitor its workers so as to aid security agents in its mandate of eliminating illegal oil bunkering in the region. (NAN)

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  • Even though this sounds crazy, it adds up. We have always suspected that for oil theft to thrive – tapping successfully into hot lines, there has got to be some level of connivance. We hope the JTF endeavours to establish how deep the connivance goes.

  • Good work

  • Kudos 2 jtf pls u guys shuld kip d ball rollin

  • Nice one!

  • They are the People Killing Nigeria. Shell ko! Shit ni!

  • Let’s hear word; Senators, Resp, President, His wife, Governors, Assembly Men ąπ∂ Women, Chairman ąπ∂ Cousellors are stealing the monies derived from the sales of our crude, who’s arresting them? These so called JTF commandos are all wealthy people from stealing of crude. They are not doing any job; if the Nigerian state allows †ђξ people who’s lands these oil are coming out from †ό̲̣̣̣̥ benefit, there won’t be any stealing.

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