Friday, 3 February 2017

Nigerian Navy Recover Arms, Seize Crude Oil, Diesel Worth N420bn

The Nigerian Navy has said that it confiscated stolen crude oil and diesel worth N420 billion, in 2016.
The Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, made the disclosure during a budget defence session at the House of Representatives.

A statement by the Acting Director of Information, Navy Captain Suleman Dahun, said while presenting “an operational scorecard of the Service for 2016”, the CNS had told the lawmakers, that “the specific quantity of crude oil and diesel stood at 810,725 and 1,078 metric tons respectively.”

The statement further quoted Ibas as saying that 784 suspects were arrested in 2016, even as he also said 2127 arms and ammunition were recovered during the period under review.

“The Chief of the Naval Staff has presented an operational scorecard of the Service for 2016. In his 2017 budget defence at the House of Representatives, the CNS disclosed that the Nigerian Navy confiscated crude oil and diesel worth about N420 billion in 2016.

“Throwing more light on the seizures, the CNS informed the House that the specific quantity of crude oil and diesel stood at 810,725 and 1,078 metric tons respectively.”