Joint Task Force seizes eight vessels with stolen oil in Rivers
The Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe, has intercepted eight barges smuggling over 100,000 litres of adulterated diesel in rivers.
Commander, Joint Task Force, South-South, OPDS, Real Admiral Olusegun Ferreira, revealed this on Sunday in Bonny while displaying the captured barges and petroleum products to reporters.
He claimed that during a stop-and-search operation across multiple creeks, security forces impounded the vessels carrying contaminated diesel.
Represented by OPDS Maritime Component Commander, Commodore Adedokun Siyanbade, Ferreira stated that the seizure was in keeping with the task forces’ mandate to purge the Niger Delta of crude oil theft and criminality.