Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Navy charges Niger Delta communities on oil theft, sabotage of oil facilities

By News Express on 28/05/2017

Gmail icon

Views: 1,194

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

The Nigerian Navy on Saturday advised the people of the Niger Delta to desist from illegal activities including piracy, vandalism, kidnapping, oil theft and other criminal activities that will bring the region into ridicule.

The Commanding Officer, Forward Operating Base, Formoso in Brass, Bayelsa, Captain Mayowa Olukoya, gave the advice during a free medical mission to Odioma community in Brass area of the state.

The free medical service was held in the community as part of activities commemorating the 61st anniversary of the Nigerian Navy.

Flagging off the free medical mission, Captain Olukoya said the selection of Odioma was strategic, stressing that it was one of the gestures of cementing the relationship between the military organisation and the community.

He said the Nigerian Navy had stationed a house boat in the community to secure and check illegal oil activities in the area.

“Since the mounting of house boat in the community, the cases of sea piracy, pipeline vandalism and kidnapping have reduced.

“The level of illegal oil bunkering has drastically reduced in this area. It is not only in this area that we are making sure that crude oil theft is being eradicated but in the whole of Niger Delta,” Olukoya said.

He assured the community that those patients that could not be treated at the community would be referred to the Navy Hospital in Warri or the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.

He thanked the community for giving Navy an enabling environment to operate.

Speaking, the Youth President of Odioma community, Mr. Forcembray Iniegha, commended the Nigerian Navy for the gesture.

He added that the only health centre in their community had been deserted, saying that it looked like a mortuary.

He said a few staff at the health centre were not able to take care of the patients, commending the Navy for coming to their rescue.

He stated that the community is a unique one that lacks basic social amenities, describing the gesture as a wonderful opportunity to cater for the health needs of the locals.

In his remarks, a representative of the Bayelsa Governor, Brass Local Government Area Caretaker Chairman, Mr. Andrew Esau, assured the people that the health centre would soon be upgraded to a cottage hospital.

“The Nigerian Navy has brought succour to some persons that have been sick in the community because of our affinity with the military organisation. We promise to help the military in its crusade to stop oil theft in this area,” he stated

The highlight of the medical mission was testing and prescription and issuance of drugs to patients.

Residents were tested and treated for malaria, fever, diabetes, hypertension, hepatitis, among others.

Source News Express

Posted 28/05/2017 08:16:17 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Nigerian Olympian turns killer in South Africa, bags...

Woman nabbed for impersonating Aisha Buhari

Dasuki: Senior Advocate seeks FG’s obedience of ECOWAS...

Ladies of Saint Mulumba task youths on chastity...

Presidency accuses PDP of jealousy

Buhari inspires Ghana’s opposition

Boko Haram invades northern Cameroon •Loses 6 fighters...

Melaye: Kogi Governor Bello secretly importing guns, military...

Oil market holds breath as OPEC holds crucial...

My declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital final...

Reckless Govt. House driver jailed 7 years for...

Anenih: Nigeria has lost a political colossus —...

 

Latest News Controversy as BBNaija’s Tacha snubs Tuface AMAA 2019 nominees at a glance 10-year-old enters shop through ceiling to steal N100k Mother kills 3-day-old step-son with insecticide Presidency: Atiku breaks silence on tribunal judgement Troops eliminate seven top commanders of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists Nigeria’s TOP 10 Songs Police stall trial of kidnap kingpin Evans 44-year old man slaughters three in-laws in Edo Gbajabiamila blasts service chiefs for shunning security meeting, to report to Buhari Wahala dey! Rape saga: Fatoyinbo demands N50m from Busola Dakolo

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (542,281 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (443,735 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (390,177 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (327,114 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (295,226 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,959 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (250,206 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,841 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,897 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,894 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (196,205 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,761 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,453) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,112) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (665) Features (814) Global Business Monitor (445) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,966) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (171) Maggie's Blog (418) News (51,549) Opinion (1,360) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,459) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,171) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera