Army gets equipment to destroy illegal oil materials

Oil theft17 March 2014, Benin – The 4th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Benin, said it has acquired modern equipment for the destruction of burnt trucks and materials used by those involved in illegal oil deals.

The brigade’s Public Relations Officer, Capt. Abubakar Abdullahi, stated this yesterday in an interview with newsmen.

The acquisition of the equipment “is to ensure that we continue to thwart their nefarious activities, by completely reducing to ruins all seized equipment used for pipeline vandalism and illegal oil refining.”

Abdullahi said the operation of the brigade covers Edo, Delta and Ondo South senatorial district.

He said officers of the brigade have continued to “arrest perpetrators of the illicit business, while destroying implements used to carry out the crime.”

Abdullahi called for concerted efforts to check the activities of the ‘oil vandals,’ adding ” oil thieves, pipeline vandals pose serious threat to national economy. We therefore appeal to the general public to support our efforts by providing timely and accurate information to our troops to help check the activities of these saboteurs.”


– Daily Trust

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