The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy on Tuesday announced that it arrested 27 vessels involved in illegal bunkering and crude oil theft, while 294 illegal refinery sites were deactivated.
Rear Adm. Ibrahim Dewu, the immediate past Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command, disclosed this in Calabar while handing over the leadership of the command to his successor, Rear Adm. Olusola Oluwagbire.
Dewu explained that the arrests were made between the period he assumed office as Flag Officer of the Command, from Feb. 4, 2022 to the period he exited from the command on April 11.
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Responding, the new FOC commended his predecessor for all the achievements he recorded, and solicited the support and cooperation of officers and men in the command to enable him succeed.