Oil Bunkering: JTF Raids 2 Rivers Communities
Tue, 10/07/2012 ? 3:16am | ANAYO ONUKWUGHA News Crime

In a renewed effort to eradicate oil theft and pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta region, the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) has said that its personnel raided Karama and Bille communities in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Spokesman of Sector 2 of the JTF, Captain Sunny Samuel, told journalists in Port Harcourt yesterday that the security agents acted on a tip-off and made several recoveries.

Samuel disclosed that 17 pump-action machine guns, nine wielding machines, and nine wooden barges were confiscated and destroyed during the raid.

He listed other items destroyed during the raid: 53 cooking pots, seven GP tanks, 10 electric pumping machines?? and four generating plants.

Samuel explained that the destroyed barges contained illegal oil products, and said that the task force would continue to do its best to ensure that bunkering in the region and pipeline destructions were halted.

He, however, appealed to public to feed the task force with?? information on locations of oil bunkering to enable the command raid the area and rid the state off oil theft that was destroying the economy.

Samuel cautioned those involved in illegal bunkering to desist from the act and warned that anyone caught must be made to face the wrath of the law.

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