According to reports, Nigeria is losing more than three hundred tons of crude oil daily to the activities of illegal refiners.
On this backdrop, President Muhammadu Buhari mandated the IPMAN’s Surveillance Water Ways to ensure a stop to the illegal oil bunkering and pipelines vandalising in the country.
On this promise, the Surveillance Water Ways in company of a team of Security Operatives patrolled the Waterways in Delta State to raise awareness about the dangers of being in Oil bunkering and Pipeline vandalism.
The Head of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association Surveillance Waterways, Prince Emmanuel Botu and the body is to identify, confiscate and destroy all illegal petroleum vandalization and storage sites.
The Senior Special Adviser to the National President of IPMAN on Product, Pipelines Monitoring and Special Assignment, Mr Ibrahim Halhiru and the Sector A Operating Officer, Delta State, Mr Joshua Abata called on Youths involved in illegal oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism to desist from the crime.
Mr Halhiru and Mr Abata advised the Youths in Niger-Delta especially Delta State to form clusters as their services would be needed when he proposed modular refineries come alive.
The IPMAN Surveillance Waterways has partnered with the Nigeria Civil Defense and Security Corps NCDSC, Police and Nigerian Army to rid the Niger-Delta Region of illegal oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism.