Navy de­stroys 1,500 drums of diesel, il­le­gal re­fin­ery in Delta

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The Cen­tral Naval Com­mand in Bayelsa has de­stroyed 1, 500 drums of diesel and one il­le­gal oil re­fin­ing camp in Ekpemu Com­mu­nity, Warri South-West Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Delta.

Real Ad­mi­ral Apochi Suleiman, Flag Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing (FOC) of the Com­mand, who dis­closed this yes­ter­day in Warri, said the op­er­a­tion was in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Nige­rian Navy Ship.

Suleiman said a 30-year-old woman and two men sus­pected to be oil thieves were ar­rested dur­ing the op­er­a­tion.

“The il­le­gal petroleum re­fin­ing camp de­stroyed is one of the ma­jor camps in the Niger-Delta re­gion ba­si­cally for il­le­gal oil busi­ness. In the camp, we also dis­cov­ered 15 con­tain­ers filled with oil prod­ucts, 10 lo­cally made boats and stolen crude oil. The Nige­rian Navy is ready to flush oil thieves out of the Niger-Delta re­gion, there is no room for crim­i­nals in the wa­ter­ways this sea­son’’, he said.

Suleiman ad­vised youths in the area to en­gage in le­git­i­mate busi­nesses as the Navy is poised to deal with all forms of il­le­gal oil ac­tiv­i­ties in the re­gion.

He called for sup­port for the Navy by giv­ing use­ful in­for­ma­tion to com­bat crime along the wa­ter­ways. (NAN)

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