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Nigerian Forces Destroy Illegal Refinery In Delta State In Fight To Stop Oil Theft

NIGERIA- Military personnel from Nigeria have destroyed a number of items that belonged to an illegal oil refinery that was running in Owahwa, Delta state.

The refinery was destroyed, according to a report given during a Sunday night broadcast by NTA.

The report states that the military, civil defence, and the Tompolo-led Tantita Security worked together to make the finding on Saturday, July 29.

“Troops of the 181 Amphibious Battalion of the Nigerian Army operating in 6 Division in conjunction with operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and operatives of Tantita Security, have uncovered a major illegal oil refining site at Owahwa community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

“A statement by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu says a combined anti-oil theft team made the discovery on Saturday, 29 July 2023 following a surveillance report on the illicit activities of illegal oil refiners in the area.

“Storming the illegal refining site, Troops discovered 35 modular ovens used for illegal refining of crude oil, 3 fabricated reservoirs, 30 dug-out Reservoirs, and 75 galvanized pipes.

“The Nigerian Army enjoins citizens to continue to support the ongoing anti-oil theft operations by reporting suspected illicit oil refining and bunkering activities in their areas to the security agencies.”



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