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NAF Destroys Several Illegal Refining Sites, Barges In Rivers

Posted by Samuel on Wed 27th Mar, 2024 - tori.ng

According to him, a barge filled with illegal refined products was observed meandering through the creeks at Bille, and subsequently struck.

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) reports that the Air Component of "Operation Delta Safe" has successfully demolished numerous illegal oil refining sites and barges containing stolen crude oil products across Rivers State.

A statement by the Director, Public Relations and Information, NAF, AVM Edward Gabkwet, on Wednesday in Abuja said the sites and barges destroyed were discovered between Monday and Tuesday at Bille, Dariama, Elem Bekinkiri, Temakiri, Opumakiri and Degema all in Rivers.

According to him, a barge filled with illegal refined products was observed meandering through the creeks at Bille, and subsequently struck.

Gabkwet said that at Dariama and Tumakiri, active illegal refining sites with reservoirs and cooking pots were identified and subsequently engaged and destroyed.

”Illegal oil refining sites at Elem Bekinkiri and Opumakiri were, however, observed to consist of abandoned IRS.

”At Degema, several active illegal refining sites with reservoirs filled with illegally refined products were observed and engaged accordingly, setting them ablaze.

”It is pertinent to note that some of the illegal refining sites at Bille and Dariama have been destroyed in the past but were reactivated.

”Accordingly, the NAF and other security agencies will continue to intensify efforts at discovering and disrupting the activities of the oil thieves operating in the region and beyond,”
he said.



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