JTF impounds vessel with stolen oil

The Joint Task Force operating in the Niger Delta has arrested a vessel suspected to be carrying 1, 000 tonnes of crude oil off the coast of Bonny Island in Rivers.

Commander of the 2 Brigade and Sector Two of the JTF, Maj.-Gen Tukur Buratai, paraded nine suspected crew members of the vessel before newsmen in Bonny on Tuesday.

Buratai, represented by the 2 Brigade Army Public Relations Officer, Maj. Michael Etete, said the Nigerian registered vessel was arrested while illegally tapping crude oil from a pipeline.

He said, “Following military intelligence report on Saturday, December 29, 2012, troops of Sector Two deployed in Bonny, arrested a vessel registered as MT Atlantic Star illegally tapping crude oil from a pipeline. Read More

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