Navy foil cross border vandals, attempt to export 66,000 litres of petrol
The Nigerian Navy Ship NNS Beecroft , the operations base of the Western Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy, has foiled on attempt by some suspected cross-border vandals to export 66,000 litres of petrol out of the country.
Recovered were three boats in which the product was stored in over 2000 (25 litres) cans. Also recovered were four out- boat engines. No arrest was however made as the suspects were said to have jumped into the river to escape, on sighting the personnel.
The recovery was made barely 24 hours after the command handed over four suspected vandals arrested while loading 218 jerry cans with siphoned petroleum products, at the Suntan Beach at Igbologun area of Badagry, to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps.Briefing newsmen on the latest arrest, yesterday, the Command, NNS Beecroft, Commodore Abraham Adaji, explained that the recovery was made Friday morning around Tongeji I, on the fringes of Nigeria’s western border with the Republic of Benin.