JTF – OP PULO SHIELD (NIGER DELTA) ARREST POLICE ASP OVER ALLEGED ILLEGAL BUNKERING; SEIZE 8,000 DRUMS(BARRELS) OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, ARREST 6 PERSONS IN RAID

JTF combined forces patrol in Scorpion Mk.II river gunboats.The chap with red stripes is a MOPOL man

JTF combined forces patrol in DShK 12.7mm HMG-armed river gunboats.The chap with red stripes is a MOPOL cop

VANGUARD
December 27, 2012
CALABAR

Joint Task Force, JTF, tagged Operation Pulo Shield, set up by the Federal Government to rid the maritime environment of criminal elements in the Eastern waterways, has arrested an Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP, over alleged illegal oil bunkering.

The security outfit also uncovered and
raided an expansive oil depot, where
diesel was stored in drums in Calabar,
Cross River State capital. Illegal oil bunkering in Calabar and Bakassi Local Government Areas of the state seems to have persisted, despite the clampdown on perpetrators of the illegal business. Public Relations Officer of 13 Brigade,
Nigerian Army, Captain Joseph James,
said the latest discovery of illegal
bunkering and the arrests were as a
result of intelligence gathering by the
Army.

Captain James said the raid by JTF was
led by Major Abdulmaleek Mohammed
of the Brigade, adding that six persons
had been arrested, including a serving
Police ASP, who was one of those behind the illegal oil bunkering. He said:

“Following a tip-off, the Commander of 13 Brigade, Brigadier-General Shehu Yusuf, immediately ordered the JTF to raid the depot, which is in a hideout, off Mesembe Avenue, in the Anantigha area and close to the headquarters of the
Calabar South Local Government Area
of the state. “As you can see, there are nearly 8,000 drums of fuel and diesel well arranged here. You can also see how they expertly dredged this canal to enable these boats bring in these products from wherever.

“It appears that the illegal bunkering
business had been on for some time
before the intelligence report came
in”

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One Response to JTF – OP PULO SHIELD (NIGER DELTA) ARREST POLICE ASP OVER ALLEGED ILLEGAL BUNKERING; SEIZE 8,000 DRUMS(BARRELS) OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, ARREST 6 PERSONS IN RAID

  1. Spirit says:

    Ive always know that this ‘oil biz’ must have the support of top security men/officers and politicians.

    Now, they are even dredging channels to facilitate their work, something that takes years of pleading before the almighty federal goverment can do.

    What this means is that the financial gain from this illicit trade is collosal.Hence, the bunkeres will go to any leght to ensure that the trade continues. They will STEAL, KILL AND DESTROY anything or anybody that stands in their way.

    JTF should dig in very well, for this BATTLE/WAR WILL BE LONG.

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