Crude Oil Theft: JTF Takes Over Six Suspects, Seven Boats From Navy

Sylvester Idowu The Joint Task Force (JTF) codenamed Operation Delta Safe (OPDS) has taken over six suspected oil thieves and seven loaded Cotonou boats from the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS Delta), Warri, for further investigation. During the handing over ceremony at the NNS Delta’s base in Warri, its Commander, Commodore Ibrahim Dewu disclosed that the […]

Navy docks suspected pirates caught with arms, ammunition

Posted By: Joseph Jibueze The trial of five seven suspected pirates who were caught with arms and ammunition resumed Tuesday at the Federal High Court in Lagos. They were arrested on a vessel by men of the Nigerian Navy for alleged piracy and dealing in petroleum products without authorisation. The defendants were accused of violating laws […]

Despite Relative Peace, Oil Thieves Continue to Suppress Nigeria’s Oil Output

The Agbada 2 flow station should have been buzzing with activity, pumping crude to one of Nigeria’s largest export terminals. Instead, it was idle in the muggy, mid-morning heat as Wilcox Emmanuel, the facility’s manager, shrugged in resignation about the thieves who’d shut him down. As much as 30 percent of the oil sent by […]

Troops uncover local arms manufacturing hideout in Delta

YENAGOA— AUTHORITIES of the Joint Task Force, JTF, in the Niger Delta codenamed Operation Delta Safe, have said that their operatives have  uncovered a local arms manufacturing hideout in Arhavwarien Kingdom,  Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta State, leading to the arrest of 18 suspects. In a related development, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral […]

Shell: crude oil theft droped by over 200% in 2016

Posted By: Emeka Ugwuanyi Crude oil theft in the Niger Delta has fallen, following increased pipelines monitoring by the security forces in the region and reduction in production, The Nation has learnt. Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited (SPDC), in a document made available to The Nation, noted that crude oil theft from its facilities reduced […]

Maritime security: FG approves $186m to combat piracy

Tola Adenubi The Federal Government has approved $186 million as part of efforts to combat piracy in Nigerian waters. This is even as the government has also budgeted N100m for the dredging of the River Niger. Speaking in Lagos, on Thursday, during a one-day national conference on fast-tracking port reforms with the theme: ‘Making Nigerian […]

Navy promises to intensify crackdown on oil theft in Niger Delta

The Nigerian Navy on Saturday restated its resolve to intensify ‘Operation River Sweep’ (ORS) in the Niger Delta to rid the region of criminal elements within the maritime environment. The Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command, Rear Adm. Mohammed Garba, stated this at the command’s medical outreach to Okunbiri community in Sagbama Local Government Area […]

Navy Arrests 4 Thieves With 19,200 Litres Of Diesel In A/Ibom

By Bernard Tolani Dada n continuation of effort to check cases of   oil bunkering and sea pirates in the Niger Delta region, men of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Jubilee Ikot Abasi, Forward Operating Base, FOB Ibaka and Naval Out Post, NOP Ikuru, in Akwa Ibom State, have intercepted two wooden Cotonou boats laden with 19,200 litres of product suspected to […]