The Nigerian Army has responded to claims made by Asari Dokubo, a former leader of the Niger Delta insurgent group, that certain military cabals are involved in oil theft in the area.
Dokubo made the allegations when speaking with President Bola Tinubu on Friday in Abuja.
Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the director of army public relations, said that the Nigerian army had successfully combated illegal oil bunkering, oil theft, illegal oil refining, and other various crimes in the area.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja, Nwachukwu stated that the intervention had resulted in fruitful outcomes.
He claimed that the daily increase in oil production—which had previously been appallingly declining—proved this.
According to Nwachukwu, the Nigerian army would not tolerate any compromise on the part of its soldiers or any act of economic sabotage.
He pledged that if any black sheep in the army’s fold were found, the authorities would not spare them.
The Nigerian Army has relentlessly pursued the fight against illegal oil bunkering, oil theft, illegal oil refining, and other various crimes in the Niger Delta.
And as can be seen by the rise in daily oil production per barrel from a pitifully declining output in the past, this has produced favourable outcomes.
“The Nigerian Army will not support such acts of economic sabotage and has zero tolerance for any compromise on the side of our troops.