JUST IN: NAF air strikes destroy illegal refineries in Rivers state

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), through the Air Component of Operation Delta Safe, on 1 March 2024, destroyed illegal oil refining sites at Krakama and Temakiri in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State.

This was disclosed in a statement by NAF spokesman Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet today.

The statement revealed that the refining sites are barely 50 km Southwest of Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.

Part of the statement read: ”At both Krakrama and Temakiri, active illegal oil refining sites were observed with Cotonou Boats sighted nearby with the probable intent to illegally siphon crude oil from the sites.

”The 2 Illegal sites, as well as the boats were subsequently struck, engulfed in flames and destroyed. The armed reconnaissance was also extended to Abisse and Omoma, but only abandoned illegal refining sites were observed.

”Efforts to rid the Niger Delta region of the activities of oil thieves by the NAF and other security agencies remain on course and will continue until total success is achieved.”

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