The Central Naval Command (CNC) of the Nigerian Navy said it has destroyed more than 900,000 metric tonnes of illegally Refined Petroleum Products and crude oil in the last 7 months, The Nation reports.
The outgoing Flag Officer Commanding the CNC, Rear Admiral Abubakar Al-Hassan, who disclosed this yesterday at the passing-out parade ceremony, organised for him by the command at the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Delta base in Warri, also said more than 712 illegal refining camps were destroyed within the period in review.
“Over 100 wooden boats and power driven boats engaged in illegalities in the creeks were either seized or destroyed. Part of these successes were attained through patrols at sea and within the backwaters as well as the conduct of exercises and operations such as OCTOPUSGRIP. The Command also recorded over 25,000 hours of boat patrols within the creeks and waterways between July and Jan. 18, 2018,” he said.
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