Oil theft: Nigerian Navy detains ship with Indians

The foreigners are being held on court orders following their arraignment in a local court in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, according to Nigerian Navy spokesman Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan.
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ABUJA: Nigeria’s navy has seized a foreign ship and detained 27 foreigners, including 16 Indians, who are charged with operating illegally on Nigerian waters and attempting to export crude oil without clearance, a senior official said on Wednesday. The foreigners are being held on court orders following their arraignment in a local court in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, according to Nigerian Navy spokesman Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan.

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