The Nigerian military has denied involvement in crude oil theft, but says troops recovered two million and seventy thousand liters of crude oil and other petroleum products in the last two weeks.
This is amid official figures indicating the country loses some 400,000 barrels of crude to oil theft daily.
It started out with an update on operations carried out by troops across the various theatres.
The operations against oil thieves and economic saboteurs generated a lot of interest, in the wake of the official figure indicating the country losses 400,000 barrels of crude to oil theft daily.
However, beyond the losses that are part of the country’s larger security challenge, the use of combat forces in addressing the problem is only a fraction of the solution.