-2.1 C
New York City
Monday, October 18, 2021
Home CRIME&SECURITY Military Destroys 69 Illegal Refineries in N/Delta

Military Destroys 69 Illegal Refineries in N/Delta

The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Delta Safe have discovered and destroyed a total of 69 illegal refining sites in different parts of the Niger Delta region of the country.

The Acting Director, Defence Media Operation, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, disclosed this recently while giving update on the military operations across the country.

Onyeuko disclosed that the sites had a total of 79 ovens, 77 cooking pots/boilers and 76 cooling systems, 48 large dugout pits and 246 storage tanks as well as drums and sacks.

He said the sites were cumulatively laden with 2.1 million litres of illegally refined AGO as well as 1,300 tons and 4.5 million litres of stolen crude oil.

Onyeuko also disclosed that the troops also discovered and disconnected some illegally connected pipelines and deactivated other illegal bunkering materials at Rumuekpe community as well as Ihuowo–Okoma Pipeline Right of Way in Abua/Odua Local Government Area of Rivers.

He added that troops also arrested six militants and recovered four locally-made pistols, 22 cartridges and 13 wraps of cannabis sativa among other items at Government Jetty in Creek town, Rivers State during the period.

According to him, troops on maritime patrol intercepted a vessel identified as ‘MT Akemijoe Bunker 1’ without a Maritime Mobile Service Identity or NIMASA document in the south of Bartholomeo River.

“The vessel which was laden with 150,000 litres of AGO was arrested and handled appropriately.

“Troops of Operation Delta Safe have continued to sustain the tempo in its anti-illegal oil operations to forestall economic saboteurs in the South-South Zone.

“Some of the operations recorded significant results at different locations in Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta States within the period in focus,” he said.

©Copyright MOTORING WORLD INTERNATIONAL.
All rights reserved. Materials, photographs, illustrations and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior written permission from Motoring World International

Contacteditor@motoringworldng.com

Leave a Reply

Most Popular

Carmakers Shift Up a Gear in Race to Go Electric

With electric car sales soaring and regulations increasingly favouring zero-emission vehicles, a flurry of announcements today (Monday) showed how the global auto industry has...

Weekly Review: NNPC Mulls Rebuilding Roads under Tax Credit Scheme

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) started its week with an engagement with critical stakeholders in a bid to find lasting solutions to the...

Ember months: FRSC Takes Campaign to Motor Park

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) RS7.22 Suleja Unit Command in Niger has begun ember months campaign to curb fatality during the period. A statement...

Hyundai Clinches Victory at FIA World Rally Championship

Hyundai Motorsport has taken its third victory of the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a superb double podium finish in Rally de...
error: Content is protected !!
%d bloggers like this: