How we tackle pipeline vandalism, illegal oil bunkering in creeks – Bankole

By Udeme Clement
In line with the policy of the Federal Government to secure oil pipelines, the Western Naval Command (WNC) of  Nigerian Navy (NN) has expanded its operations to curtail pipeline vandalisation and illegal oil bunkering in the creeks.
The Command, which is saddled with the responsibilities of seaward defence of Nigeria’s maritime space, combating illegal activities like piracy, sea robbery, illegal bunkering, crude oil theft, smuggling, poaching, dumping of toxic wastes and trafficking of arms, has also increased coastal surveillance to protect the nation’s territorial waters.
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