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Troops Recover N82m Worth Of Petrol Products, Arrest 16 Oil Thieves

Troops of the Nigerian Army has said it recovered over N82m worth of crude oil products, destroyed 57 illegal refining sites and arrested 24 suspected oil thieves within the last two weeks in the south-south region of the country.

Director, Defence Media Operation, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami, disclosed this on Thursday during the bi-weekly media briefing in Abuja.

According to him, the troops in the conduct of Operation Octopus Grip and other operations arrested 16 oil thieves, destroyed 57 illegal refining sites with 27 wooden boats, 158 storage tanks, 149 ovens and 8 dugout pits.

He added that 122,600 litres of crude oil, 89,850 litres of Automotive Gas Oil, seven vehicles, 6 assorted ammunitions and one tricycle were also recovered.

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