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Air Strikes Destroy Illegal Oil Refining Sites in Rivers

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the Air Component of Operation Delta Safe, on Friday, destroyed illegal oil refining sites at Krakama and Temakiri in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State.

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A statement by Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force said the operation was part of ongoing efforts to reduce to the barest minimum the activities of crude oil thieves and oil pipeline vandals.

He explained that both locations are barely 50km Southwest of Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.

“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.

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“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.”

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He pointed out that 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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