Oil Theft: Tantita Security Services Limited, NSCDC, Army Arrest Another Massive Vessel

…… Tantita, Army and the Navy on Another Stand Off Over Suspected Vessel

Operatives of the Tantita Security Services Limited, the Nigerian Army, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have arrested a massive vessel in the coastal waters of Ondo States.

Authoritative sources stated with video evidence that the suspected vessel was sighted off the coast of Ondo State while loading crude from a wellhead.

Investigations revealed that a combined team of Soldiers, men of the NSDC, and Tantita operatives accosted the vessel which 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 who arrested the vessel and was escorting it to one of its bases.

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

The source said that the Tantita operatives who are enforcing 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 evidence provided by our sources 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.