14 March 2014, Benin City – Troops of 4 Brigade Nigerian Army, Benin on Thursday destroyed one truck load of 13,000 liters of stolen crude oil and a tank-load of 33,000 liters of illegally refined AGO (Diesel).
Spokesman of the Brigade, Captain Abubakar Abdullahi at a media briefing said the destruction was in line with the determination to eradicate crude theft, illegal oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism.
” In the last one month, the sector conducted total of 592 anti-oil bunkering patrol and raids. During such patrols total of 98 illegal refineries were destroyed. 141 Cotonou boats were also arrested and destroyed in addition to 15 Tanker trucks.
“Also 15 illegal fuel reservoir were destroyed while 93 surface tanks popularly called GEEPEE tanks were also destroyed. Additionally 1709 drums of illegally refined product were destroyed while 10 pumping machines were seized and destroyed. We also seized 3 weapons in the process,” Abdulahi disclosed.
Explaining that the efforts of the Brigade is to eradicate the activities of oil thieves, bunkerers and pipeline vandals which pose danger to the nation’s economy, Abdulahi appealed to the public to provide timely and accurate information on the activities of the saboteurs.
– The Nation