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Mobil disowns arms-laden tanker

By on July 17, 2013

Mobil Nigeria has denied media reports alleging that an arms-laden tanker intercepted by operatives of the Joint Task Force of the Nigeria Army in Kebbi State bore its logo.

The Army had on Saturday announced the interception of a petrol tanker loaded with arms and ammunitions in Kebbi.

However, the Manager, Public and Government Affairs, Mobil Nigeria, Mr. Akin Fatunke, described the allegation as false, pointing out that the said truck neither belonged to nor bear the logo

In a statement on Tuesday, Fatunke described the reports as false.

The Commanding Officer, 1 Battalion, Nigerian Army, Lt. Col. Sunday Ilori, told newsmen on Saturday in Birnin Kebbi that the vehicle, alleged to have borne the logo of Mobil, was intercepted on July 11 in a joint operation with men of the State Security Service.

He listed the items recovered in the fuel compartment of the tanker as three AK 47 riffles, one RPG-2, nine AK 47 magazines, two bombs, three RPG chargers and 790 rounds of 7.62mm of special ammunitions.