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Nigeria brings out navy to battle crude-oil theft

Audio 02:52
By: Sam Olukoya
4 min

Crude-oil theft is a major problem in Nigeria which is Africa’s largest oil exporter and is worth an estimated five billion euros a year. It is normally stolen from pipelines in the oil producing Niger Delta region and then loaded onto ships in the Atlantic Ocean from where it is sent abroad. The navy has now been deployed to combat the crime.

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