Troops of Sector 1, on a tip off discovered some illegal bunkering equipment along Chanomi North bank pipeline, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State. Items recovered include one welding machine, 2 inserted valves. 2 shovels, 2 filing machines, 2 packets of electrolyte, one hose, bolts, nuts of various sizes and a pumping machine.
Troops while on patrol also discovered militants/kidnappers camp at Rumuekpe, which was destroyed. Also troops handed over to Ughelli Area Command, 2 suspects Messrs Julius Egorume and Ese Ohoro who were arrested earlier in connection with act of vandalism at Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) Well Head 12 located between Otu Jeremi and Ukpiovwin communities in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Furthermore, the troops while on patrol at Ugbemu Village along Oghara Benin Road in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State intercepted a tipper with registration number Akwa Ibom XA 240 KTD carrying 200 litres locally constructed tanks filled with product suspected to be illegally refined diesel. 3 suspects were arrested alongside the tipper and products undergoing preliminary investigation.
A patrol team at Adeje community along Sapele Warri Road in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State intercepted a Volkswagen car with registration number Anambra AH 615 ATN carrying 27 Containers of 25 litre Jerrycans filled with product suspected to be illegally refilled Dual Purpose Kerosine. Suspect, vehicle and product undergoing preliminary investigation.
Another patrol team intercepted a suspected 15,000 litre tanker truck with registration number Lagos XU 140 BDG loaded with product suspected to be illegally refined diesel. 3 suspects were arrested in connection with the truck.
Troops in conjunction with the Police in Warri embarked on patrol to Ehnehre Kolokolo Community in the area used by suspected hoodlums who normally terrorize the Community and carried out a Cordon and Search Operations, 36 hoodlums were arrested and handed over to the Police for further screening.
One Mrs Chiosa Ossai, a staff of SEPLAT was reportedly kidnapped with her father, Mr Sunday Ossai along Sapele Eku Road in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State. Search operations are ongoing by own troops in conjunction with the Nigeria Police, Department of State Service operatives and Vigilante members. A suspected truck used for illegal bunkering with registration number Edo XA 176 EKP was arrested with product behind Otumara Community in Ethiope West Local Government Area.
Following intelligence report on possession of illegal firearms by some youths in Onugbo Community, Warri South Local Government Area. A cordon and search operations was carried out; 6 suspects were arrested in possession of one pump action gun, one dane gun, 12 live cartridge and 2 cutlasses. Operation Delta Safe troops deployed at Uti in Uvwie Local Government Area intercepted a gang of armed robbers in an ash coloured Toyota Camry car.
The suspects were alleged to have escaped arrest and were chased by a Police patrol team and on sighting own troops, suspects jumped out of the vehicle and fled. However, one suspect was shot dead. One cut to size gun, 2 locally made pistols, 9 live cartridges and the vehicle were recovered and handed over to the Police.
1 The tipper carrying 200 litres of locally constructed tanks and the suspects.
2. Fifteen thousand litre capacity tanker truck laden illegally refined diesel and the 3 suspects.
3. The corpse of the suspected armed robber and arms recovered.