Troops of the Nigerian Army in its field training codenamed, “CROCODILE SMILE,” on Sunday, intercepted illegal oil bunkerers with a crude oil laden boat in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
In a statement by Army spokesman, Col Sani Usman, the Army said the troops also raided hideouts of suspected criminals in the creeks of the oil rich region.
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According to the statement, the:
“Troops of 4 Brigade Nigerian Army involved in the field training exercise nicknamed “CROCODILE SMILE” on gunboats and speedboats have been making tremendous progress as they also raided suspected criminal hideouts in the creeks around Ajaosolo, Okogho, Opumani, and Obodo general area.
“While conducting the exercise, on Sunday 28th August 2016, they intercepted suspected illegal oil bunkerer with 1 “Cotonou Boat” laden with crude oil, 3 X 40 Horse power Yamaha Speedboats and 5 X 200 Litres of illegally refined diesel oil.