The 6 Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt has arrested a total of 22 suspects in anti-oil bunkering and sea piracy operations conducted between April 16th and May 26th.
The army said this in a statement issued by its spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa. It added that the operation covered Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta states.
Musa said that during the period, 46 illegal oil refining sites were located in Bayelsa and destroyed along with 85 sacks/cellophane bags, 10 drums and four Cotonou boats, all containing illegally refined products.
He also said that two motorcycles and 10 mobile phones were recovered from the suspects in the state.
In Delta, Musa said 35 sting operations were conducted in which 65 illegal oil refineries were located and destroyed.
According to him, 150 cellophane bags, 120 drums and 15 Cotonou boats containing illegally acquired products were located and destroyed in the state. �iy�y46��