Troops of 181 Amphibious Battalion of the Nigerian Army (NA) operating in 6 Division Area of Responsibility, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and operatives of Tantita Security have put a stop to the activities of the oil theives in a major illegal oil refining site in Ugeli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations, revealed on 30th July, 2023.
Nwachukwu stated that the cohesive action against oil theft targeted the protection of the Oil sector from economic sabotage, following a surveillance report on the illicit activities of illegal oil refiners in the area.
“The vigilant troops on storming the illegal refining site, discovered 35 Modular Ovens used for illegal refining of crude oil, 3 fabricated Reservoirs, 30 Dug out Reservoirs and 75 Galvanized pipes,” the director said.
He added, “The Nigerian Army enjoins all law abiding citizens to continue to support the ongoing anti oil theft operations by reporting all suspected illicit oil refining and bunkering activities in their areas to the security agencies.”