Oil thieves flee as troops destroy massive illegal refinery in Delta state

Troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army have continued to crack down on saboteurs of Nigeria’s oil sector in South South Nigeria by destroying a massive illegal refinery in Delta State.

Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, August 24, 2023, said troops destroyed eight active ovens used for refining stolen crude oil around Ogbokoko and Atu in Warri South Local Government.
“On 23 August 2023, troops conducting anti oil theft operations, responding to actionable intelligence swooped on an illegal oil refinery site in the general area of Ogbokoko and Atu in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State,” the statement read.
“During the operations, troops destroyed 8 active Ovens used for illegal refining of stolen crude oil, 14 storage reservoirs containing stolen crude oil estimated at 200,000 litres and 90,000 litres of locally refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO).
“The oil thieves fled the scene, on sighting the advancement of troops. The Illegal refining site was destroyed in-situ in line with extant guidelines of Operation Delta Safe. Investigation is ongoing to arrest the fleeing criminals.
“Members of the public are please implored to report any suspected act of sabotage or criminality to security agencies to enhance ongoing operations to curb economic sabotage in the country.”
Oil thieves flee as troops destroy massive illegal refinery in Delta state
Oil thieves flee as troops destroy massive illegal refinery in Delta state

 

Oil thieves flee as troops destroy massive illegal refinery in Delta state
Oil thieves flee as troops destroy massive illegal refinery in Delta state
Oil thieves flee as troops destroy massive illegal refinery in Delta state
Oil thieves flee as troops destroy massive illegal refinery in Delta state
Oil thieves flee as troops destroy massive illegal refinery in Delta state
Oil thieves flee as troops destroy massive illegal refinery in Delta state
Oil thieves flee as troops destroy massive illegal refinery in Delta state
Oil thieves flee as troops destroy massive illegal refinery in Delta state

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