The Central Naval Command, CNC of the Nigerian Navy, says its operation in the Niger-Delta destroyed 124 illegal refineries, 450 speed/wooden boats and arrested 146 suspects involved in oil theft in 2019.

The Command also uncovered two structure yards of wooden boats, with 68 large boats under construction, as well as six kidnappers’ camps within its areas of responsibility in the region

The Flag Officer Commanding of the Central Naval Command, CNC Real Admiral Saidu Garba, who made this know at the official closing ceremony of its activities for the year, said 20 of the suspects had been successfully prosecuted at the law court.

He added that the successes recorded were a result of the Command’s posture of zero tolerance to all forms of illegality within its area of responsibility.