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Oil theft: Military recover nearly 700,000 litres of stolen crude oil in one week 

The Nigerian military have confirmed the recovery of about 700,000 liters of stolen crude oil in a week-long operation in the Niger Delta region as part of efforts to eliminate oil theft.  

Defence spokesperson, Major-General Edward Buba, made this disclosure in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.  

Speaking further, the military spokesperson announced that a week-long operation resulted in substantial setbacks for extremist militant groups in the North and oil thieves in the South.  

The forces were able to capture hundreds of suspects and seize numerous weapons during the operation. 

In addition to the arrests and seizures, Buba also confirmed that the operation was successful in rescuing numerous kidnap victims. 

The persistent issue of oil theft in the Niger Delta region remains a significant challenge, as military forces routinely uncover new illegal operations week after week. 

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