The Group CEO of NNPC Ltd., Mr. Mele Kyari, and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, conducted a joint inspection in Oporoza, Warri, Delta State, overseeing the seized MT Kali, an illegal crude oil vessel apprehended by Tantita Security Services and the Nigeria Security & Civil Defence Corps.
The vessel, laden with thousands of metric tonnes of crude oil, was intercepted while loading directly from an offshore platform in Bayelsa State.
All 23 crew members on board have been arrested.
During the inspection tour of the illegal vessel on Monday, General Musa said the military remains committed to working with NNPC Ltd. and other government and private security agencies to halt the menace of crude oil theft in the Niger Delta.
“We are committed to stopping all acts of criminality in Nigerian waters. We are also sounding a note of warning to the perpetrators of this crime that enough is enough.
“The country is bleeding, and we need all funds to develop as a nation. It is by stopping these acts of criminality that we will be able to achieve that dream,” the CDS added.