By Patrick Ahanor
Troops of 4 Brigade Nigerian Army Benin participating in Operation Crocodile Smile II, have intercepted a thug boat with a barge laden with suspected illegally refi ned oil products.
This was just as soldiers on routine patrol along Nana Creek, destroyed an illegal oil refi ning camp at EGWA 1 in Warri South LGA of Delta state.
The intercepted barge had 8 out of its 12 apartments fi lled with about 454,600 litres of the illegally refi ned Automated Gas Oil (AGO).
A statement by AssistantDirector Army Public Relations, 4 Brigade, Capt Mohammed Maidawa, said the suspected oil vandals were stopped in Yokri, Warri in Delta state, following a tip off .
According to Maidawa, 5 suspected oil vandals on board the boat were apprehended.
He said the troops were resolute in checkmating the activities of illegal oil bunkering and other forms of vandalism.
Maidawa gave the names of the suspected oil thieves as Samuel Dino, Eric John, Paul Golo, Felix Sunday and Solomon Doloebiowie.