General news

Troops confiscate boats, recover stolen petroleum products – DHQ



Troops confiscate boats, recover stolen petroleum products – DHQ

By Sumaila Ogbaje

Defense Headquarters said Operation Delta Safe troops seized boats, recovered stolen petroleum products and destroyed illegal refining sites in the Niger Delta region.

The Acting Director, Defense Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, revealed it while taking stock of military operations across the country Thursday in Abuja.

Onyeuko said recoveries were made at Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta.

He said troops discovered and immobilized illegal refining sites with 24 furnaces and 37 storage tanks loaded with 120,000 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) illegally refined gasoline during the period.

He added that 80,000 liters of illegally refined automotive diesel (AGO) and 1,100 barrels of stolen crude oil were also recovered.

According to him, the troops also arrested a large wooden boat loaded with 22,000 liters of dual-use kerosene (DPK), five 45 hp boat engines and two pumping machines.

He said the troops were conducting intensive land, sea and air patrols to ensure the security of critical maritime infrastructure in their area of ​​responsibility.

Onyeuko said that in the northwest, Operation AWATSE troops arrested three oil thieves with eight vehicles on July 20 containing more than 56 jerry cans of stolen PMS and other petroleum products in Ogun.

He said that on Saturday and Sunday, troops arrested three vandals in the communities of Arepo and Majidun in Lagos, including their spy, Mr. Bamidele in Ikotun.

In the southeast, the spokesperson said troops continued to loot camps and hideouts of outlawed indigenous peoples of Biafra / Eastern Security Network (IPOB / ESN) in the area.

He said they continued to maintain vigilance and dominate the area with patrols to deter criminal activity.

Onyeuko said that the Chief of the Defense Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, had continued consultations with retired senior officers in the various geopolitical areas on security challenges in their local communities.

He explained that the consultation was part of the non-kinetic approach to addressing security challenges through “unrestrained interaction with retired senior officers”.

According to him, the CDS has so far held consultations with retired senior officers in the geopolitical areas of the Southwest, Northwest and Southeast.

“The military high command salutes the enormous sacrifices of our troops in the various theaters of operations across the country.

“The general public and the media are greatly appreciated and also encouraged to continue to support our efforts by providing credible and timely information which will facilitate our proactive engagements,” he said. (NAA)

Short Link:


NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @

Recent Posts

Group moves to unify public administration academics in tertiary, research institutions Minister flags- off training of 1,850 mobile money agents in Calabar Japan and WFP support public-private partnership to improve health and nutrition in Ghana Sub-Saharan Africa: one planet, two worlds, three stories Turkish embassy renovates, equips science complex at GSS Wuse Zone 3 NATO pushes own defences as Afghanistan lessons weighed British troops engage with terrorist fighters in Mali Cross River State Builds on Polio Campaign Structure to Mainstream Covid-19 Vaccination Yahaya Bello tasks EFCC on fraud prevention, not recoveries alone Fashola urges states to enact laws on monthly payment of rent  Supporting South Sudan on the Road to Peace: The Perspective of a United Nations Volunteer Our funds trapped in scrapped petroleum agencies, IPMAN cries out EFCC arraigns ex-NSITF chair, Ngozi Olejeme, over multi-billion naira fraud Nigeria’s economy to grow by 2.7% in 2022 — IMF Nigerian editors call on media to stop giving publicity to insurgents Terrorists release 30 abducted students of FGC Birnin Yauri New Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea presents his credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva Bayern Munich coach tests positive for COVID-19 Onion producers pledge quality production, profitable market in West Africa NITDA postpones 2021 Digital Nigeria Conference, Exhibition FRSC unveils body cameras for patrol operations USAID Achieves Prosper Africa Goals with Africa Trade and Investment Program WFP and Japan support nutritional response in Gambia New German chancellor may be appointed December 6 – SPD Bauchi-Gombe boundary crisis: ‘I was misquoted’, says lawmaker 4 Nigerians, others join YouTube Black Voices music class 2022 Bishop Oyedepo to build ‘world class’ university in Nigeria Nigerian professionals must be involved in projects development – Senate NDLEA promotes 3,506 officers, 20 years after stagnation Man, 25, in dock over murder of UK MP David Amess EXCLUSIVE: How Nigerian security agencies ignored intel on Darul Salam’s planned attack on Abuja-Kaduna train FG reiterates commitment to reposition gas sector Baba Ijesha defiled minor, doctor tells court Ghana offers an attractive upstream alternative to East African domination Police arrest 6 suspected kidnappers in Adamawa Foundation launches app to assist Nigerians in emergency situations 10 years in a row – Liquid Intelligent Technologies named best African wholesale carrier for the 10th consecutive year at the Global Carrier Awards Court fixes Nov. 10 to hear Nnamdi Kanu’s application, challenging competence of charge Radisson Hotel Group to Double its Portfolio in West and Central Africa by 2025 DR Congo pupils protest for schools to reopen Kanu challenges FG’s terrorism charges, court fixes November 10 for hearing Zambia arrests 14 government officials over corruption Japan’s ex-justice minister gets 3-years imprisonment over vote buying NYSC extends 10 corps members’ service year, remobilises 2 in Plateau US jobless claims dip to new pandemic low: govt FCC to commence nationwide infrastructure audit of Govt. projects – Chairman Zambia arrests 14 govt officials over corruption Gombe govt begins Tsangaya schools, engages15,000 facilitators Businesses support Africa Shared Value Leadership Summit – and lends its voice to benefit the goal movement PIA: FG inaugurates boards of new oil industry successor regulatory agencies