Troops destroy 80 illegal refineries in Niger Delta


Troops of the Operation Delta Safe have destroyed 80 illegal refineries in Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States.

A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the Co-ordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre, Operation Delta Safe, Maj. Abubakar Abdullahi, said seven illegal refineries were destroyed in Bayelsa.

Abdullahi said the refineries were discovered around Obhoyohan and Ngiri Creeks in Nembe local government area of the state.

He said they contained 150,000 litres of suspected stolen crude oil, while three suspects had been arrested in connection with the illegalities.

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