The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday arrested nineteen suspected oil thieves. Among them were two women.One hundred and sixty eight drums
of three hundred liters each of diesel in five boats were seized in the process.

The arrest were made by a team of Operatives from the Naval Headquarters Abuja and Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder around Bakana creeks in
Rivers State.

The area is a notorious hideout for the syndicates engaged in illegal refining of petroleum products.

Operations against crude oil theft, illegal bunkering and other maritime criminalities in the last six months has witnessed the deployment of an average of 10 gunboats and 18 private maritime logistics support company
vessels for sustained patrols monthly.