Navy uncovers illegal bunkering site in Port Harcourt

Posted by News Express | 23 January 2016 | 3,108 times

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Men of the Nigerian Navy have uncovered a ship builders’ yard in a federal government’s environment located at reclamation road in Amango Polo Community Port Harcourt, Rivers State being used for illegal bunkering activities.

Conducting journalists around the area, the Operations Base Officer, NNS Pathfinder Port Harcourt, Sunday Haruna, said the facility which appeared abandoned has been converted by suspected crude oil thieves as a dump site for illegal refined automated gas oil.

According to him, four trucks and over 30,000 litres of gas have been impounded and persons suspected to have come to buy products arrested.

The Operations Base Officer said the illegal activity of the bunkers is an economic sabotage and dangerous to the environment.

He called on the federal government to revisit the site in a bid to contract people who will use it for legal purposes. (Channels TV)

•Photo shows Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas.

Source: News Express

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