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Tantita, NSCDC Destroy illegal Crude Oil Camp in Ondo




By Stephen Asaba-ase

Operatives of the Tantita Security Services Nigeria Ltd (TSSNL), Ondo State chapter, in conjunction with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Sunday morning allegedly engaged in crude oil syndicates on arms exchange in one of their illegal crude oil camps.

It was gathered that the joint task force of TSSNL and NSCDC had a long embattle of firearms with oil smugglers but the suspected were subdued along Alowe sea shore and they destroyed 700 kegs, which is approximately 21,000 litres of crude oil stored in a large containers.

This is contain in a statement issued by Captain Warredi Enisuoh,
Executive Director, Operations and Technical Services of TSSNL, made available to Congress news on Monday morning.

He said the conjoined security force as made known to the public the economic sabotage on Sunday in the western corridor after a red flag led by Chief Idowu Asonja, the TSSNL commandant in Ondo State.

According to Idowu, the huge amount of adulterated crude oil stored in a large containers are built locally and sold to local buyers by the saboteurs. This is suspected to be siphoned from the Trans-Escravos pipeline.

He stated further that the suspected illegal crude oil syndicates fled from their camp with their speed boats during the gun battle with joint team operatives.

Captain Enisuoh also disclosed that “the Camp was well fortified and the illegal Crude oil cartel believed was impervious for security agents. But, they received the shocked of their life”. Chief Asonja was qouted.

The TNNSL and NSCDC led team set ablaze 700 kegs containing 21,000 litres of adulterated crude oil, two wooden boats, crude oil and entire illegal camp to serve as a warning to others. Enisuoh said.

Meanwhile, Captain Enisuoh quoted Chief Asonja as advising the community dwellers in the Niger Delta, mostly the Ilaje axist in Ondo, to refrain from crude oil theft, pipeline vandalism and pleading with them to support the war against oil theft led by TSSNL so that the country can revive her economy.