Troops destroy 44 illegal refineries, apprehend 29 suspects


The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Delta Safe and other subsidiary operations have  discovered and destroyed 44 illegal refining sites in the Niger Delta region in two weeks.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Major.-Gen. Musa Danma-dami, made this known at a bi-weekly briefing on the operations of the armed forces on Thursday in Abuja.

Danmadami said the troops also apprehended 29 suspected oil thieves in land, maritime and air operations at creeks, villages,  waterways and communities within Delta, Bayelsa, and Rivers States.

In the South East, Danmadami said the military in conjunction with other security agencies had continued to curb the activities of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network criminals.

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