The 6 Division of Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has uncovered an illegal oil depot, in the state capital and impounded 16 trucks in the premises.
It was discovered that the facility was formerly the Union Dicon Salt premises located in Macoba, close to the Naval Dockyard, in Port Harcourt metropolis.
Briefing newsmen, on Thursday, spokesman of the 6 Division, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, said the Army discovered the illegal petroleum loading depot, following discreet information.
Col. Iliyasu, who spoke for the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, said the activities of illegal oil bunkerers have become daring because it affects lives of members of the public.
Army noted that the use of the facility by the perpetrators was because of the proximity to the river, adding that 10 out of the 16 trucks were already loaded at the point of arrest