Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Delta Safe have apprehended 17 oil thieves and dismantled several illegal refineries in the South-South zone in two weeks.
The arrest of a supertanker with capacity for three million barrels of oil, about three times the one million barrels per day (bpd), clearly validates the widely held suspicion that siphoning of the country’s oil wealth is perpetrated by a syndicate.
A group, the Niger-Delta Environment Restoration Coalition (NDERC) has hailed the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) for renewed onslaught against crude oil thieves operating in the region. The President of the group, Mr Justice Eselomo, gave the commendation in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Eselomo said apart from saving the country huge amount of money that…
Akwa Ibom State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has arrested 69 oil thieves and vandals within the first quarter of 2022.
Men of the Special Task Force on Petroleum and Illegal Bunkering Unit from Force Headquarters, Abuja, and operatives of the Association of Refineries and Petroleum Marketers (ANRPM), yesterday, bust a gang of suspected oil thieves at Church Gate...
A Rivers State Magistrate Court sitting in Port Harcourt, yesterday, remanded ten suspected oil thieves to the Correctional Centre in the capital city. Chief Magistrate Amadi Nna remanded the suspects after their plea of not guilty to a two-count charge of conspiracy and economic sabotage. In a charge read out in court,…
Operatives of the Rivers State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have paraded 18 suspected oil thieves, whose activities have been polluting the environment with soot.
17 Sep 2021
A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, yesterday, sentenced Lawan Abdulahi and Collins Osayande to two years imprisonment for illegal dealing in petroleum products.
17 Jan 2021
The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base (FOB), Igbokoda, on Sunday, said no fewer than 24 suspected illegal oil thieves...
24 Sep 2020
A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced two oil thieves, Jacob Momodu and Onutu Anthony, to three years imprisonment each. The convicts were arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on dealing in petroleum product without appropriate license, after they were arrested by officers of the Nigerian Navy and handed over to the Commission for…
21 Sep 2020
Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers has appealed to security agencies to ensure that those who sabotage the government’s effort to eliminate bunkering are brought to justice.
6 Jun 2018
A coalition of peace advocacy groups from Niger Delta has faulted the protest against the security task force, code-named Operation Delta Safe. This followed the protest by a group in Abuja against the activities of the military outfit led by Rear Admiral Suleiman Apochi. In an email message by the groups comprising nine states of…