Navy recovers two boats, several kegs from vandals

David Adekunle, Lagos

The Nigerian Navy BEECROFT command has recovered two boats and several kegs, hosts used by pipeline vandals around the Badagry creeks.

This recovery, the third within a month around Lagos waters was secured during a raid of the riverine areas around Badagry and Seme border.

Speaking to journalists, Commander Nigeria Navyship BEECROFT command, Commordore Abraham Adaji said the navy observed that series of illegal bunkering activities have been going on at the border towns between Nigeria and Cotonou, particularly around Badagry.

Adaji said “It is in view of this that Naval patrol team from NNS Beecroft were sent to Seme border and they intercepted two wooden boats while on their way to carry out their nefarious activities.

“Sighting the navy boats, the criminals jumped overboard, abandoned their materials which included Outboard Engines, several Hoses, 200 litres of drums and 25 litres of jerry cans. There were also few lube oils, and pumping machines which were all recovered from the boats,”  he concluded.