Troops destroy illegal refinery in Delta
Written By Dedeigbo Ayodeji Samson
Posted By Town Crier News Nigeria
Published By Fitness Network Communications
Troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army have continued their crackdown on saboteurs of Nigeria’s oil sector in the South-south zone.
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, in a statement, said the troops, while conducting anti-oil theft operations, following actionable intelligence, swooped on an illegal oil refinery site in the general area of Ogbokoko and Atu in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State and destroyed eight active ovens used for illegal refining of stolen crude oil.
Also destroyed were 14 storage reservoirs containing stolen crude oil estimated at 200,000 litres and 90,000 litres of locally refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO).
The oil thieves fled the scene, on sighting the advancement of troops. The Illegal refining site was destroyed in-situ in line with extant guidelines of Operation Delta Safe. Investigation is ongoing to arrest the fleeing criminals.
Members of the public are please implored to report any suspected act of sabotage or criminality to security agencies to enhance ongoing operations to curb economic sabotage in the country.