Troops of 181 Amphibious Battalion of the Nigerian Army, in collaboration with operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), as well as operatives of Tantita Security, have uncovered a major illegal oil refining site at Owahwa community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The troops were discovered on Saturday following a surveillance report on the illicit activities of illegal oil refiners in the area.
The vigilant troops on storming the illegal refining site, where they discovered 35 Modular Ovens used for the illegal refining of crude oil, 3 fabricated Reservoirs, 30 Dug out Reservoirs, and 75 Galvanized pipes, the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said.
Meanwhile, authorities are urging 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.
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