[PICTORIAL] Moment Nigerian military helicopter bombarded vessel with stolen crude oil in Niger Delta

[PICTORIAL] Moment Nigerian military helicopter bombarded vessel with crude oil in Niger Delta

Security Operatives of the Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe, in collaboration with Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), on Tuesday set ablaze an intercepted vessel carrying barrels of stolen crude oil in the Escravos area of Delta State.

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The vessel was set ablaze by a military helicopter.

The vessel, MT TURA II(IMO Number:6620462) with Registration Number, RC 813311 was intercepted by men of Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited on July 7, 2023.

The vessel allegedly owned by a Nigeran registered company, was heading to Cameroon with the cargo onboard when it was apprehended at an offshore location with the captain and crew members onboard.

According to the Executive Director of Operations and Technical at Tantita Security, Captain Warred Enisuoh and the Commander of the Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe, Rear Admiral Olusegun Ferreira, the oil cargo was illegally sourced from a well-jacketed offshore in Ondo State with no valid documentation at the time of the arrest.

The said vessel had operated in stealth mode for the past 10 years.

The discovery was the latest in the series of disturbing findings by the Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, a security outfit owned by High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemepulo aka Tompolo and contracted by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited.

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[PICTORIAL] Moment Nigerian military helicopter bombarded vessel with crude oil in Niger Delta
The vessel on fire