8 illegal refineries destroyed in Edo
The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Edo State, Walter Akubuiroh, said the corps has destroyed eight illegal refineries and seized a total of 53,640 litres of adulterated Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), also known as diesel between May and June.
The commandant, who disclosed this on Monday in Benin while briefing journalists, said nine suspects were arrested in connection with the illegal activities.
He explained that the eight illegal refineries destroyed were located at Obazagbon, near Ehor in Uhuwode Local Government Area of Edo State.
Akubuiroh said the AGO was concealed in 21 drums of 20 litres each, nine jerry cans of 20 litres and 432 jerry cans of 20 litres as well as 45,000 litres tanker with registration No. AWK 844 XJ. He said the jerry cans were being conveyed by five J5 buses when they were arrested.
“We are investigating the suspects and they would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded. We are surprised by the activities of these people, because the more we destroy the illegal refineries, the more they go back to their illegal business.
“We are not afraid of them, we would fight them to submission,” he said.