Nigeria’s paramilitary Wednesday said it arrested 11 suspected oil criminals and destroyed 29 illegal refineries in oil rich state state of Bayelsa.

Efforts were underway to prosecute the suspects, Desmond Agu, the state commandant of Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) told reporters in Yenagoa, the state capital.

Agu said his personnel also seized vehicles used for conveying the stolen products.

He said based on intelligence information, the operatives of the corps were able to apprehend the suspects and intercepted the stolen products.

The suspects were held in the custody of the command for further interrogation and investigation, the commandant told reporters.

He said the suspects would be charged to court after preliminary investigation. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/