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Oil theft: Security operatives arrest another massive vessel

Operatives of the Tantita Security Services Limited, the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp have arrested a massive vessel in the coastal waters Ondo States.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that the suspected vessel was sighted off the coast of Ondo State while loading crude from a wellhead.

Investigations revealed that a combined team of soldiers, men of the NSDC and Tantita operatives accosted the vessel which had naval personnel on board.

It was gathered that the Naval personnel refused a request by the NNPC that the vessel be moved to the NNPC jetty at Oporoza for a joint inspection.

However, Naval operatives on the vessel resisted the request insisting that the Navy was the one who arrested the vessel and was escorting it to one of its bases.

Naval operatives have been shooting all day thereby causing yet another stand between Tantita, the Army and the Navy.

The Tantita operatives who are enforcing the pipeline protection contract with the NNPC and the Federal Government became worried when the Navy insisted that the vessel should not be taken for joint inspection.

Video evidence provided revealed that the Naval operatives fired barrage of repeated shots to ward off the Tantita operatives and soldiers from accessing the vessel.

Already there is mounting anxiety as of the time of filing this report that the vessel might disappear without trace in the dead of night.

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