The military high command on Thursday said its operations across the Niger Delta region have denied oil thieves from stealing crude oil estimated at N4bn from the country.
The command said within this period, over 6.6 million litres of stolen crude oil; 3.5 million litres of AGO; 200,000 litres of DPK, and over 65,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirits were recovered from oil thieves within the period under review.
The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. Edward Buba disclosed this in Abuja during the quarterly briefing on the operations of the military across the country between June and August 2023.
He said, “Troops operations in the South-South geopolitical zone resulted in the arrest of the following; 6,652,250 litres of stolen crude oil, 3,558,325 litres of illegally refined AGO, 288,650 litres of DPK, and 65,600 PMS. All amounting to an estimated sum of N4bn denied to the oil thieves. Thus saving the nation from losing this money to economic saboteurs.”
Buba also said troops during various operations across the country arrested a total of 2,328 criminals, while those in the North East killed no fewer than 814 terrorists.
He noted that 4,560 terrorists and their families surrendered to troops within the period under review.
Buba stated that a total of 721 civilians kidnapped, were rescued by troops across the country.