Protection of Nigeria's oil and gas pipelines by the Military

The Nigerian Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Defence Headquarters are perfecting the synergy between the two organisations towards curbing the menace of crude oil theft & pipelines vandalism.
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu was in Defence Headquarters today, according to reports, where he was briefed by the high powered Committee set up to work out actionable modality for protection of oil and gas pipelines across the country.
The Committee, which was headed by Rear Admiral Joseph Okojie, was composed of the Military, Police, Civil Defence, Department of State Service, NNPC, EFCC, NPA, Department of Petroleum Resources, NIMASA and other relevant stakeholders. During interaction on the Report, both the Honourable Minister and the CDS agreed that involvement of host communities was very paramount in the success of any action to be taken.
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