Sunday, 26 February 2017

Troops Destroy Illegal Refineries in Niger Delta


The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) said on Saturday in Yenagoa that it had destroyed three illegal oil distillation sites in Delta and Rivers.

This was confirmed by the Major Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre, Abubakar Abdullahi in a press statement.

He said "In its effort to protect oil and gas infrastructure in Niger Delta, troops of Operation Delta Safe (OPDS) have intensified its operation to frustrate the activities of economic saboteurs across the region". 

"Accordingly, troops of Nigerian Naval Ship (NNS) Delta successfully carried out a raid on 2 illegal refineries along LAPASE CREEK in Warri South of Delta State. 


"During the raid, 11 metal tanks, 5 dug pits with about 1750 Tons of suspected stolen crude oil and 170 Tons of illegally refined AGO were impounded". 

"Similarly, troops of Sector 3 also destroyed a large illegal refinery with multiple dumps at ALAKIRI in Rivers State".

"The bunkerers on sighting our troops set fire on parts of their bunkering camp to deny access to the illegal site. However, the troops on patrol put off the fire and destroy the illegal refinery site". 

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