Troops destroys reactivated illegal oil dump

Troops of 146 Battalion 16 Brigade, Nigerian Army has discovered and destroyed reactivated illegal oil dumb along Sucrucho-Kalarogbana Fishing Ports general area in Rivers State.

The Army while on routine patrol on Wednesday, recovered some items, which includes; one Cooking pot, two Storage tanks (iron and plastic) loaded with suspected stolen crude oil, one Cylinder and a pumping machine.

On same day, Troops stationed at Forward Operation Base Ahoada, while on routine patrol around Ogbogu general area arrested a suspected cultist.

Items recovered from the suspect include local charms and substances suspected to be marijuana. The suspect has been handed over to SARS for further interrogation.

On Tuesday June27, 2017, following a tip off from well-meaning citizens about suspected Armed bandits terrorising residents of Ogbolo-Ogbolo community, combined troops and personnel of Mobile Police stationed at Akinima Division, carried out cordon and search operation in the area.

Although the suspects fled the scene, before troops arrival, the combined team recovered 2 Locally made gun loaded with cartridges, and 3 Machetes.

The troops also thwarted attempt by kidnappers to attack traders at Omoku market on the same day, following the aftermath of cultist rivalry fight at Uzochi community in Ahoada local government area, Rivers State.

Although, normalcy has returned to the area, the Patrol Commander sensitised the inhabitants of the area on the need for peace.

PR/Sammie Idika