NNPC Uncovers Fresh 223 Illegal Connections, Refineries

NNPC Uncovers Fresh 223 Illegal Connections, Refineries

Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited is deepening its war on crude oil theft as it has discovered 223 fresh illegal connections and illegal refineries in the Niger Delta.

In a two-minute video obtained by ATN, on Wednesday, it was revealed that the incidents were recorded between the 10th and 16th of February 2024.

A breakdown showed that 27 of the incidences occurred at Matron Engineering facilities, 21 at Pipeline Infrastructure Nigeria Limited, 7 at Shell Petroleum Development Company facilities, four at Tantite Security Services Ltd, and 156 incidences were recorded at facilities owned by government security agencies.

Additional details have it that 20 illegal connections were discovered in Okirika Rivers State, Bayelsa State, and Delta State, while illegal refineries were uncovered at different locations in Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa, and Abia states.

As seen in the video, sacks of crude oil were discovered in Warri, while cans of crude oil were seized in Edo State. More oil sacks were also seized in Olobiri in Delta State.

Vandalised wellheads and pipelines were spotted in Bayelsa, while vehicles used for operations by the oil thieves were seized in Ole, Ugheli, and Warri in Delta State.

According to NNPCL, 52 suspects have been arrested so far.



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