The Defence Headquarters, has said that troops of Operation Delta Safe destroyed 57 illegal oil sites and arrested 16 suspected oil thieves in the last two weeks in Rivers and other states.
Maj. Gen. Musa Danmadami, Director, Defence Media Operations made this known during a bi-weekly news conference on the operation of the military in Abuja on Thursday.
He said that 122,600 litres of crude oil, 89,850 litrers of AGO, seven vehicles, 18 pumping machines, one outboard engine, one speedboat, six assorted ammunitions, one weapon and one tricycle were recovered.
He also said 27 wooden boats, 158 storage tanks, 149 ovens and eight dugout pits were discovered and destroyed within the period.
According to him, all recovered items and arrested suspects have been handed over to the relevant authority for further action.