OPERATION DELTA SAFE INTENSIFIES CLAMP DOWN ON SPONSORS OF CRUDE OIL THEFT

…DESTROYS 80 ILLEGAL REFINERIES

Troops of joint operation DELTA SAFE have intensified raids operation
against crude oil theft with destruction of 80 illegal refineries across
Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States recently.

In Bayelsa state,
troops patrol around Obhoyohan and Ngiri Creeks in Nembe Local
Government Area discovered and destroyed 7 illegal refineries containing
150,000 litres of suspected stolen crude oil. Three suspects were also
arrested in connection with the illegalities, and are currently
undergoing investigation.

While in Delta State, troops patrol
around Sara Abileye Swamp in Warri South West Local Government Area
discovered a network of 6 illegal refineries made up of 4 storage tanks,
2 dug out pits filled with products suspected to be stolen crude oil.

In addition, another patrol at the axis of Ajoloso Creek in Elume community destroyed a camp housing 8 illegal refineries.

Similarly,
troops destroyed 9 illegal refineries comprised of 4 ground pits and 3
metal tanks filled with product suspected to be stolen crude oil at Katu
near Camp 5 in Warri South West.  This is in addition to 7 illegal
refineries earlier destroyed around Opunami Creek.

Another patrol
conducted around Udu, Ughelli South Local Government discovered 8
illegal refineries depot at Udu trailer park and destroyed 1200 drums
laden with 140 metric tonnes of illegally refined Diesel.

In
Rivers State, troops destroyed other 10 illegal refineries around Bolo
in Bonny Local Government. This is in addition to 25 others earlier
raided at Creek 6 and Ijokiri in same Local Government Area.

We
appeal to all law abiding citizen to continue to support Operation DELTA
SAFE operational activities with valuable information.

All hands must be on deck to frustrate the activities of economic saboteurs.

We
also advise the sponsors and operators of illegal refineries to desist
from the economic sabotage which begets environmental pollution and
other social problems. Our troops would not relent until our mandate is
achieved.

You are please requested to disseminate above information to the general public.

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