Oil theft: Navy reads riot act to criminals in Niger Delta.

The Nigerian Navy has again warned suspected oil thieves and other criminal elements in the Niger Delta region to repent, saying that anyone caught in its new strategy will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

The Flag Officer Commanding of the Central Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy, Rear Admiral Saidu Garba, who reiterated the warning on Wednesday, said the military was winning the war against criminals in the region.

Speaking during an inspection tour of facilities under the Nigerian Navy Ship, Delta, in Warri, Garba lauded the reduction in crude oil theft and illegal oil refining in the region.

The naval chief, who was conducted round the facilities by the Commander of the NNS Delta, Commodore Ibrahim Dewu,  and other senior military officers, urged the criminal elements to turn to productive venture in their own interest.

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