Sunday, February 12, 2012

JTF arrests 7 crude oil thieves, confiscates equipment in Bayelsa

7 February 2012

The Joint Task Force in Nigeria’s Niger Delta codenamed ‘Operation Pulo Shield’ has arrested seven suspected crude oil thieves in Bayelsa State.

The suspects were nabbed by men of the Joint Task Force on routine patrol of the creeks of Southern Ijaw local government area of the state.

Spokesman of the Joint Task Force, Lt. Col Timothy Antigha, who disclosed this in Yenagoa, said the suspects were arrested at Onyeregbene, Lasugbene and Igbomaturu communities.

His words: “In line with its mandate to eradicate the menace of crude oil theft, illegal refining of petroleum products and illegal oil bunkering, the Joint Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield have arrested 7 suspected pipeline vandals in Onyeregbene, Lasugbene and Igbomaturu communities, in Southern Ijaw Local Government of Bayelsa.
“The arrests were effected during a routine patrol on 28 January 2012.”

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