Air Force destroys 13 illegal oil refining sites in Rivers, Bayelsa, Imo


The Nigerian Air Force has recorded another breakthrough in its fight against economic saboteurs, as its war jets razed illegal oil refining sites in Rivers, Bayelsa, and Imo states, destroying seven illegal oil bunkering boats.

Air Force spokesman, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, who revealed this on Sunday, said between June 18 to 22, 2024, the Air Component of Operation Delta Safe destroyed 13 illegal refining sites and seven Cotonou boats, as well as dispersed 5 x J-5 buses attempting to siphon suspected crude oil products from surface tanks.

He said: “Some of the illegal sites were discovered near Imo River on June 18, 2024, with seven overhead tanks, which were subsequently destroyed while several suspected bunkerers were seen fleeing.

“Air strikes were also extended to Wilcourt in Rivers State on June 19, 2024, after an illegal site and canoe filled with illegally refined products, as well as some gunboats, were seen. Similarly, following intelligence of some…

Source: Guardian Newspaper