JTF arrests 18 suspected oil thieves, destroys 31 illegal refineries

The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, “Operation Pulo Shield” says that it arrests 18 suspected oil thieves and destroyed 31 illegal oil refineries in multiple raids in July.

This is contained in a statement issued by Lt.-Col. Isa Ado, Media Coordinator of the JTF, in Yenagoa on Sunday.

It stated that troops of JTF deployed at Iguododo community and Chanomi Escravos in Orhionmwon and Warri South West Local Government Areas of Edo and Delta discovered and destroyed 15 illegal refining camps.

The statement stated that the suspects operated with four Cotonou boats, seven plastic reservoirs, 34 drums, 21 surface tanks filled with illegally refined Automated Gas Oil.

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