Oil vandals jump into river on sighting naval patrol team (PHOTOS)

The Nigerian Navy on Monday said it arrested suspected oil pipeline vandals/looters after they jumped into water and swam to a nearby creek on sighting the naval patrol team.

In a statement on its website, the Navy said it has intensified effort in her fight against crude oil theft and illegal bunkering once again.

The statement read: “The navy is winning the war gradually on daily basis, Forward Operating Base (FOB) BONNY anti-crude oil theft patrol team acting on information discovered 2 Cotonou boats laden with product suspected to be crude oil along Peter Side Creek, the boats were destroyed along with the products.

“In a similar operation, another Navy Base , FOB FORMOSO’s patrol team has arrested 3 suspected vandals/looters onboard a vessel MT FRANKENSEN, other item recovered were, one speed boat with 1 x 75 HP engine, one pumping machine, one Hacksaw and spanners.

“Another 2 speedboat mounted with 75HP engine each were also recovered from MT ASHKAY, as the suspected vandals jumped into water and swam to a nearby creek on sighting the naval patrol team 3 suspect were arrested and presently in custody for further investigation.”

SOURCE: African Spotlight