The Nigerian Navy on Monday said it recovered and handed over to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation , 3,181 jerry cans of Petroleum Motor Spirit worth N11 million.

The Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship BEECROFT, Commodore Ibrahim Shettima, made the disclosure while speaking to journalists in Apapa, Lagos.

The Commander, Nigerian Navy Ship BEECROFT, Commodore Ibrahim Shettima

He said the jerry cans were intercepted in Akaraba area, Atlas Cove, Lagos.

Shettima said that the discovery resulted from the navy’s aggressive patrols.

He warned pipeline vandals and other criminals particularly in the maritime environment to desist from nefarious activities and pursue lawful means of livelihood, warning that the navy would continue to hunt them.

The stolen petrol was handed over to the NNPC Atlas Cove Terminal Manager.