26 August 2011
Spokesman of the task force, Lt.-Col. Timothy Antigha, said they were arrested in the act and would be handed over to the Police for prosecution.
According to him, in spite of the amnesty programme some youths in
and other parts of the Niger Delta are still indulging in illegal bunkering activities. Rivers State
He assured that JTF would continue to come up with fresh strategies to smash their illegal activities.
Antigha said: “The issue of illegal oil bunkering and refining that have often led to oil spillage, substandard petroleum products, kerosene explosion and other unpleasant incidents, have kept rearing its ugly head here and there, as the get-rich-quick syndrome reigns supreme among youths and some adults who have refused to engage in honest work.”