From Atiku Sarki, Abuja
The Nigeria Navy has said that it has performed satisfactorily in the fight against crude oil theft and illegal oil bunkering through operations bases and Forward Operating Bases (FOBs).
According to the Nigeria Navy, within seven weeks, the operation recorded some successes, including the arrest of 45 suspect and recovering of 172 Illegal Refining Sites (IRS).
Equally, the Nigeria Navy Patrol Team denied the oil thieves to gain access to over 11, 781, 937 liters of illegal refined AGO and 367, 715 liters of DPK among other products.
Briefing newsmen in Abuja on the occasion of the 66 Nigerian Navy week celebrations, the Chief of Policy and Plans, Rear Admiral S.S. Garba recalled that the Nigeria Navy had last year cancelled its 65 Anniversary due to the unfortunate loss of the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General M.A. Attahiru and 11 others, but this year arrangements have been made to mark the week beginning from this press briefing, followed by the commissioning of projects in respective commands of the Nigerian Navy scheduled for yesterday. A warm reception is to be organized for NNS KADA at the Naval Base, Apape with special Juma’ah prayers and Inter-denominational Church services to be held in all naval establishments today and on Sunday respectively.
According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari and other important personalities, including seasoned resource persons, heads of navies as well as captains of industry and strategic stakeholders are expected at the conference to enhance regional cooperation and boost security of the maritime domain.
He, however further explained that Medical Rhapsody will be conducted in Onne and all Commands on May 31, 2022 and the last in the series of activities lined up for the 66 Week Anniversary which he also explained that is the Ceremonial Sunset and Reunion Dinner at Nigerian College, Onne, Rivers State