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JTF commander vows to flush out criminals in Niger Delta

New Commander of Operation Pulo Shield (Op PULO SHIELD), Major General Alani Gafar Okunlola has warned those engaging in criminal activities in Niger Delta to…

New Commander of Operation Pulo Shield (Op PULO SHIELD), Major General Alani Gafar Okunlola has warned those engaging in criminal activities in Niger Delta to relocate or get crushed.
He said he was ready to fish out sea robbers, kidnappers and other criminals operating in the region for prosecution.
Addressing troops of Operation Pulo Shield, during his one day visit to Naval Forward Operation Base Igbokoda, Ondo State, the commander promised to provide necessary support for effective policing of the waterways.
He commended troops for their loyalty while calling on them to key into the zero tolerance campaign against oil theft and illegal oil bunkering. 
In another development,  the anti-illegal oil bunkering squad of Sector 1 Operation Pulo Shield deployed at Adagbarasa Community in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State arrested four suspected pipeline vandals.
  A statement issued by the Coordinator Joint Media Campaign Centre, JMCC, Operation Pulo Shield, Lt Col. Isa Ado, said the suspects  gave their names as Tahiru Mohammed, Mohammed Ibrahim, Dan Asabe Lawal and Bashir Adamu
He said they were arrested while breaking the pipeline, adding that two trucks with registration numbers Kaduna KAF 626 XA and Kaduna MKA 542 XA found at the scene were also impounded.
“Troops also conducted patrol along Obangos creek in Tibo Community, Warri North LGA of Delta State and destroyed six illegal oil bunkering sites where oil thieves operate with six tarpaulin tanks containing 50,000 litres each of substances suspected to be crude oil and locally refined Automated Gas Oil (AGO). “The sites and items discovered were destroyed.  No arrest was made during the operation as the suspects fled on sighting the troops,” he said.

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