The Nigerian Army Tuesday said no fewer than 32 sea robbers, oil thieves and other criminal gangs have been arrested in different sting operations by troops in the Niger/Delta region.
According to its spokesman, Col Sagir Musa, more than 100 illegal oil refineries and dump sites were also discovered and destroyed during the operations. Col Musa said in a statement that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, lauded the troops for the feat, saying oil production activities have increased following the vigilance and measures taken by the military to restore peace and order in the areas.
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Troops arrest 32 sea robbers, oil thieves