Wike accuses the army police navy and others of being fully involved in oil bunkering.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has warned the army, navy, police, and other security services that they are the main reason the state’s war against oil bunkering is so difficult.
According to Wike, those security agencies were totally involved in the criminality they were supposed to be combating.
Wike stated that if such illicit operations, such as artisanal crude oil refining, continued unabated, Nigeria’s economy would remain vulnerable.
The Governor said that security agencies were not only hindering but also obstructing the government’s efforts to combat the threat of illegal crude oil refining.
Wike made the remarks during a weekend donation of 14 ballistic gunboats to the Navy, Army, Police, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at the NNS Pathfinder, Naval Base, Rumuolumeni in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.
“Most of the problem we have with illegal oil bunkering is that security agencies are fully involved in this illegal oil bunkering.
“That’s the truth. Civil Defence is involved. Army is involved. Police are involved. The Navy is involved. Let us tell ourselves the simple truth.”