Nigerian Military Deactivates 74 Illegal Refineries in Two Weeks – Official

DHQ reported the troops, within the conduct of Operation Octopus, additionally destroyed 341 storage tanks, 31 timber boats, 260 ovens and 15 dugout pits.

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says troops of Operation Delta Safe have learned and destroyed 74 unlawful refining websites within the Niger Delta zone within the final two weeks.

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The Director of Defence Media Operations, Musa Danmadami, a serious universal, made this recognized on the bi-weekly information briefing on operations of the armed forces on Thursday in Abuja.

Mr Danmadami reported the troops within the conduct of Operation Octopus, additionally destroyed 341 storage tanks, 31 timber boats, 260 ovens and 15 dugout pits.

According to him, troops additionally recovered 209,000 litres of crude oil, 145,000 litres of diesel, and 4,500 litres of petrol.

He added that 27 style of weapons, 468 assorted ammunition, two pace boats, two outboard engines, eight automobiles and 4 bikes have been recovered whilst a whole of 71 criminals have been apprehended.

He reported the troops had continued to maintain the conflict towards oil theft, unlawful refineries and different legal pursuits within the zone due to aggressive patrols, raids and clearance operations amongst different pursuits.

According to him, preparations have been performed on the creeks, waterways, the excessive sea, cities and cities of Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers, Cross River and Akwa Ibom states, which yielded considerable consequences.

“It is worth mentioning that N173.9 million were denied oil thieves,” he reported.

In the South-east Zone, the Defence spokesperson reported, the troops of the Joint Task Force, Operation UDOKA sustained the combat towards the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network terrorists, aimed toward restoring peace within the zone.

He reported troops recovered a number of high-calibre weapons, killed two IPOB/ESN terrorists and arrested 14.

In the South-western zone, he reported, the troops of operation AWATSE apprehended 30 suspected criminals and recovered completely different different types of arms and ammunition as effectively as exhausting medicines throughout the interval.

“I crave to as soon as once more convey the navy excessive command’s commendations on the unrelenting efforts of troops and different safety corporations in the assorted theatres of operations throughout the nation.

“The media group is usually acknowledged for his or her partnership and continued cooperation with the navy and different safety corporations, in our quest to repair peace and safety to our expensive nation.

“Also, the whole populace is hereby appreciated, for the help given to the members of the armed forces and different safety corporations within the conduct of our numerous operations throughout the nation.

“We are also urging them to continue to provide prompt and creditable information on the activities of terrorists and other criminal elements, in their respective areas,” he added.


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