The Nigerian Navy in Ikot Abasi, says it has uncovered illegal Automated Gas Oil depot at Liverpool Street in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.

the leader of team, Lt. Commander Umaru Sidi, said this when he handed over the recovered items to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Akwa Ibom Command on Wednesday in Eket.

He said that the Navy while on patrol got information and deployed their men to the scene on Tuesday.

Sidi said he handed over the four underground tanks and a tanker truck with registration number KAM 413 XA, hoses and valves among others on the directive of the Chief of Naval Staff.

Receiving the items, the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Adeyinka Ayinla, described the illegal depot as acts of sabotage.

Ayinla, who described the perpetrators as saboteurs, said they “normally come through the creeks into Qua River to carry out their nefarious crime in the state.”

He explained that the Qua River was also used as an oil depot where they lift illegal AGO to various parts of Akwa Ibom and beyond.