Thursday, 22 November 2012

JTF arrests 2 Shell workers for oil theft

Two suspected surveillance workers of the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) were arrested by soldiers of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta over oil theft. Maj. Michael Etete, the Spokesman for the 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, disclosed this in a signed statement.
Etete said the workers were arrested for breaking and tapping crude oil from an SPDC pipeline located at Kporgho in Gokana local government area in Rivers.
The Army spokesman said the two suspects had been handed over to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the state command, for prosecution.
Etete called on multinational oil companies operating in the area to monitor its workers so as to aid security agents in its mandate of eliminating illegal oil bunkering in the region.

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