Troops Raid Illegal Refineries In Delta And Rivers States… Photos
Posted On 02/03/2017
Troops of Nigerian Naval Ship (NNS) Delta have carried out a raid on 2 illegal refineries along LAPASE CREEK in Warri South of Delta State. Major Abubakar Abdullah, Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre, in a statement said the operation was part of effort to protect oil and gas infrastructure in Niger Delta.
During the raid, 11 metal tanks, 5 dug pits with about 1750 Tons of suspected stolen crude oil and 170 Tons of illegally refined AGO were impounded. Similarly, troops of Sector 3 also destroyed a large illegal refinery with multiple dumps at ALAKIRI in Rivers State. The bunkerers on sighting troops set fire on parts of their bunkering camp to deny access to the illegal site. However, the troops on patrol put off the fire and destroyed the illegal refinery site. The statement appealed to Nigerians “to support Operation Delta Safe with valuable information that would lead to achieving our mandate which is ‘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 Niger Delta’.”