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