Port Harcourt — The Nigerian Army, as part of its efforts against pipeline vandalism, have raided and destroyed seven reservoirs used by oil thieves to store illegally acquired crude oil in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers state.
Coordinator, Directorate of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, said troops of 16 Brigade Garrison who carried out the raid, also destroyed eight Cotonou boats laden with illegally-refined crude oil.
Enenche disclosed these while giving an update on the ongoing operations of the Armed Forces.
The Defence Media boss also said troops of Operation Awatse recovered eight 33,000 litres oil truck, a Toyota salon car, hoses, and tools for vandalizing a pipeline at Wawa area of Ogun State, but could not nab the suspected vandals.
He further disclosed that the land troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, neutralized a Boko Haram terrorist and also recovered one magazine with 12 fabricated rounds, after conducting a robust clearance operation along Gwoza-Pulka road in Borno State.