Nigerian Air Force Destroys Illegal Refinery

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed some illegal
refineries and barges in the Niger Delta, its spokesman Group Capt. Ayodele
Famuyiwa, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday, October 3, 2016.

“In its concerted efforts to stop illegal bunkering and criminal
activities in the Niger Delta region, NAF today destroyed illegal oil
refineries and barges filled with petroleum products.
“The refineries and barges were sighted by NAF Diamond 42
aircraft on Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission in Bille
Community of Rivers.
“Thereafter, an Mi-24V helicopter gunship was called-in for
attack,” Famuyiwa, who is the Director of Public Relations and Information of
NAF, said.
He described the operation as very successful and added that
a similar operation was carried out with remarkable success earlier in the same

“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.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the
destruction of  illegal refining
facilities by security agencies and their re-installation by oil thieves have
become a regular occurrence in the Niger Delta.


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