- The Nigeria military has promised to sustain the fight against bad elements in the country
- Specifically, the military says it has ramped up fight against oil theft and vandalism
- Also, many illegal refineries operators have been arrested
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As terrorists, bandits and vandals continue to weave devastation on some parts of the country, the Nigerian Military has assured that it will sustain the ongoing onslaught against enemies of the nation.
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, who said this while giving the weekly updates on military operations across the country on Thursday in Abuja, said the efforts would be sustained.
According to him, between Sept. 2 and Sept. 9, the military in its ongoing onslaught against sabotage of the nation’s economy, arrested smugglers and destroyed several illegal refineries.
“Within the period under review, Nigerian Navy Ship VICTORY patrol team intercepted and arrested a wooden boat with four Nigerian suspects, laden with 1,482 bags of foreign parboiled rice.
“They were arrested around Tom Shot Island Breakwaters by Agbana-West along Calabar Channel.
“The bags of rice were smuggled from Dimbola Fishing Port in Limbe in the Republic of Cameroun and destined for Oron in Akwa Ibom,” he said
He said that Nigerian Navy Ship DELTA patrol team also located a dugout pit with about 1,257.96 barrels of product suspected to be stolen crude oil at Ogbodede Creek in Warri south local government area of Delta.
“Also, the team discovered an oven laden with about 18.86 barrels of crude and 5,000 litres of illegally refined AGO. The dugout pit and oven with the products were dismantled.
“Similarly, Forward Operating Base BONNY patrol team discovered an illegal refining site in Ataba, Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in what will come as a rude shock to many Nigerians, about 10 people were kidnapped by criminals in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The abduction which has been confirmed by the Nigeria Police Force occurred in Tungan Maje, a suburb of Abuja early morning on Thursday, September 10
Legit.ng had reported that security men in Abuja have descended on protesters for protesting against an increase in the petrol pump price and electricity tariffs.
Also, journalists were also arrested in the clampdown. The journalists were legitimately carrying out their assigned duties by covering the protest when the instrument of government was deployed against them.
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