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Nigeria arrests two Britons over ‘oil theft plot’

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Screen Shot 2014-02-10 at 16.29.29Extracts from an Associated Press article published 29 March 2014 by

Port Harcourt: Two British nationals were among 14 people arrested on suspicion of attempted bribery in connection with an alleged plot to steal oil from a pipeline, Nigeria said on Friday. The head of the Joint Task Force (JTF) of military and police in the oil-producing Niger Delta region said the Britons allegedly tried to bribe a senior commander to facilitate the theft. JTF commander General Emmanuel Atewe said the two Britons were detained with 12 technicians they had hired to tap into a Shell pipeline in Warri, the capital of Delta state, and siphon crude onto waiting barges.

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