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Deployment of technology tackles crude oil theft – FG

Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that deployment of technology for aerial surveillance of the Trans-Forcados oil pipeline in Rivers State is helping to tackle the problem of crude oil theft in Nigeria.

Mohammed said investment in technology had become critical because of the condemnable activities of vandals which cause Nigeria to lose about 700,000 barrels of oil daily.

The minister said there are already positive results. “The continued campaign by the Government Security Agencies (GSAs) have led to the arrest of 210 suspects and confiscation of 20.2 million liters of AGO, 461.8 thousand liters of PMS, 843.6 thousand liters of DPK, and 383.5 thousand barrels of crude oil,” the Minister said.