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Sunday 26 February 2017

Military Destroys 3 illegal Refineries in Niger Delta

The Joint Military Force deployed to the Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe yesterday (Saturday) destroyed three illegal oil distillation sites in the states of Delta and Rivers.

This is coming barely two weeks after Ag. President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, hinted that the Federal Government would build modular refineries in the oil producing areas to enable operators of illegal refineries in the region to lawfully ply their trade.

Spokesman of Operation Delta Safe, Maj. Abubakar Abdullahi who confirmed the development noted that the operation was part of renewed effort to protect oil and gas infrastructure in the Niger Delta region.

He emphasized that the military has intensified its operation to frustrate the activities of oil thieves and vandals whom he described as economic saboteurs across the region.

He said:  “Troops of Nigerian Naval Ship (NNS) Delta successfully carried out a raid on two illegal refineries along Lapase Creek in Warri South LGA of Delta State.

“During the raid, 11 metal tanks, 5 dug pits with about 1.750 tons of suspected stolen crude oil and 170 tons of illegally refined AGO were impounded.

“Also troops of Sector 3 destroyed a large illegal refinery with multiple dumps at Alakiri in Rivers State.

“The oil thieves,  on sighting our troops set fire on parts of their bunkering camp to deny access to the illegal site. “However, the troops put off the fire and destroyed the illegal refinery site.”

The spokesman solicited the support of law-abiding members of the public to the operational activities of Operation Delta Safe with valuable information that would lead to achieving its mandate and securing oil facilities.

  “We are here to protect oil and gas infrastructure, deter and prevent sea robbery, crude oil theft and other criminalities within the joint area of operation that could impact negatively on economic activities in  the Niger Delta,” he said further.

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