Navy destroys over 134 illegal refineries in Delta


The Navy Ship (NNS) Delta State said yesterday it had destroyed over  134 illegal refining sites in the  state in the last one and a half weeks.

The Commander of the NNS Delta, Commodore Ibrahim Dewu, told reporters  at  Jibo, Warri South-West that illegal refining sites in the community alone  covered a stretch of more than four kilometers of land. He was represented by the Executive Officer (XO) of the NNS Delta, Navy Captain Adeyemi Adewuyi,

Dewu warned oil thieves and operators of illegal refineries to desist and find legitimate means of livelihoods or face the wrath of the law. He decried the decision  of some people in the Niger Delta to live on crime and continue to waste resources on ventures that will continuously be tracked and pulled down by government.

He said that although  no arrest had been made yet,  “we are still relying on our informants to get some of the operators of the illegal refineries arrested.”

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