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Nigerian Air Force Destroys Illegal Refineries in Rivers State



Illegal Refineries Destroyed in Rivers StateIllegal Refineries Destroyed in Rivers StateThe Director of Air Force Public Relations, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, on Monday in Abuja, said that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) destroyed large barges loaded with siphoned crude oil as well as illegal refinery sites in Rivers State.

“In its concerted effort to stop illegal bunkering and criminal activities in the Niger Delta, the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, on Sunday destroyed illegal oil refineries and barges laden with petroleum products.

The refineries and barges were sighted by NAF Diamond 42 aircraft on Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, ISR, mission in Bille community of Rivers State. Thereafter, one Mi-24V helicopter gunship was called in for the attack.

The operation was a success. A similar operation was carried out with remarkable success two days ago in the same location. These are clear signals to criminals operating in the South-South region, as well as other parts of the country, that it is no longer business as usual,” Famuyiwa said.


  1. Prince

    October 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    What if the government seized it and bring it to a standard where it can be use. since they’ve been operating illegally.

  2. nunulicious

    October 4, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    For how long shall we continue to use the same tactics and expect different result? Did I not vote for change?
    What is the point of banning and destroying them? Why not coalesce their effort and standardise it and pay them? Abeg, time to think differently biko!

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