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Nigerian Military Recovers N537m Stolen Crude in Two weeks Operations

Nigerian Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said troops of Joint Task Force Operation DELTA SAFE theatre have recovered 7,805 barrels of stolen crude worth N537,090,102.12 from economic saboteurs in two weeks of operations.

Major General Musa Danmadami the director of Defence Media Operations disclosed this during the biweekly update on military operations between 8-22 September 2022.

Maj Gen Danmadami said the military will continue to sustain offensive actions against oil thieves and economic saboteurs through its kinetic operations towards denying the criminal elements freedom of action to create a conducive environment for economic activities in the Joint Operation Area to thrive.

creeks, villages, communities and towns in Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers states.

In a breakdown, he said troops of Operation DELTA SAFE discovered and destroyed several illegal refining sites, 17 wooden boats, 103 storage tanks, 94 ovens and 58 dugout pits.

He said the troops recovered 10 trucks, one generator, one tanker, two vehicles, eight pumping machines, 7,805 barrels of crude oil,2,613 barrels of automotive gas oil, and arrested 17 pipeline vandals.

He said a total of N134,670,255.72 of automotive gas oil and N402,419,846.04 were denied the oil thieve.

“Accordingly, a total approximated value of product denied oil thieves within the period under review was N537,090,102.12,” he said.

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