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Gunshots As Navy Men Reportedly Protect Oil-Theft Ship From Arrest By Joint Security Operatives

Operatives of the Tompolo-owned Tantita Security Services Limited, the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have raised the alarm that officers of the Nigerian Navy resisted their apprehend a massive ship in the coastal waters of Ondo State.

Tompolo runs a private security firm to protect oil facilities in the Niger-Delta area.

Sources stated with video evidence that the suspected oil-thieving vessel was sighted off the coast of Ondo State while loading crude from a crude petroleum wellhead.

Investigations revealed that a combined team of soldiers, civil defence men and Tantita private security operatives accosted the vessel that had naval personnel on board.

It was gathered that the naval personnel refused a request by the NNPC that the vessel be moved to the NNPC jetty at Oporoza for a joint inspection.

However, a source stated that naval operatives on the vessel resisted the request insisting that the Navy was the one which arrested the vessel and was escorting it to one of its bases.

The source said that the Naval operatives have been shooting all day thereby causing yet another stand-off between Tantita, the Army and Navy.

The source said that the Tantita operatives who are enforcing the a pipeline protection contract with the NNPC and the Federal Government became worried when the Navy insisted that the vessel should not be taken for joint inspection.

Video clips revealed that the naval operatives fired a barrage of repeated shots to ward off the Tantita operatives and soldiers from accessing the vessel.

Already there is mounting anxiety as of the time of filing this report that the vessel might disappear without trace in the dead of night.



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