Army destroys 46 illegal oil bunker sites in N. Delta

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The Nigerian Army said it had destroyed 46 illegal bunker sites in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa and Rivers at the just-concluded Exercise Crocodile Smile II, The Guardian reports.

Col. Aminu Iliyasu, Spokesman of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, said in a statement that several wooden boats and barges loaded with huge quantities of crude oil were seized.

Iliyasu said that several suspects were arrested and handed over to relevant security agencies for possible prosecution. “Troops also destroyed illegal oil dump sites; seized vehicles transporting illegal products and arrested perpetrators of the illegal activities,” he said.