President Bola Tinubu has hailed the strides made by a security firm, Tantita Security Services Limited for the strides it has made in tackling oil theft in Nigeria waters.

Tinubu also commended the efforts made by other security agencies in combating oil theft in the country.

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Major General Christopher Musa gave the commendation on behalf of Tinubu while inspecting the impounded MT Kali by Tantita and other security agencies at Oporoza, Delta State.

The CDS flanked by top officials of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and military officers assured of his preparedness to deal ruthlessly with oil thieves and their sponsors.

Musa revealed that the arrested vessel would be destroyed in line with standard practice to serve as a deterrent to others

He however urged the media to stop creating disaffection between government and private security agencies working together so as to achieve better results.

“We are here based on the report of the arrest of this ship and I think it is a major achievement. It shows that we’re committed in ensuring that we stop this criminality within the maritime domain”, he said.

He also called on Nigerians to put all hands on deck to ensure safety and security in the country’s maritime industry.


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