Navy raids Ogbe-Ijoh community, destroys illegal refinery

The Nigerian Navy has destroyed an illegal refinery site and a Cotonou boat containing about 50MT  stolen crude oil and 6 X 15 metal tanks containing illegal refined kerosene, during a raid at Ogbe-Ijoh community in Warri, Delta State.

The Nigerian Tribune gathered that no suspect was apprehended in the raid as the pirates fled the site before the arrival of the Nigerian Navy patrol team.

This came as the Navy said its attention had been drawn to reports which suggested that syndicates purportedly operating in the name of the Nigerian Navy are defrauding prospective candidates, by directing them to pay N40,000 for placement in the 2016 recruitment exercise.

It said reports available to the Service suggested that the criminal elements were operating in various locations across the country.

The service, therefore, through this medium, caution parents, guardians, candidates and the general public to avoid being defrauded, saying nobody was mandated, directed or authorised to collect money from any candidate in the course of the 2016 recruitment exercise.

“The Nigerian Navy thereby reiterates that, as directed by the Federal Government, participation in the recruitment exercise remains free. No candidate is expected to make any form of payment for placement in the Nigerian Navy. However, the list of successful candidates which is being compiled will soon be released to the general public through appropriate channels of communication,” it stated.