NewsNigerian Navy Destroys Three Illegal Oil Refineries In Bayelsa

Nigerian Navy Destroys Three Illegal Oil Refineries In Bayelsa

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March 04, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base (FOB), FORMOSO, in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa, in the recent fight against crude oil theft and illegal bunkering activities, destroyed three illegal refinery sites and one large wooden boat with about 160,000 litres of products, suspected to be stolen crude oil, in Bayelsa.

The operation was in line with the recently launched Nigerian Navy Operation DELTA SANITY, which is aimed at fighting illegal oil theft and bunkering activities within the maritime domain.

The Commanding Officer of Forward Operating Base (FORMOSO), Capt. Murtala Aminu Rogo, stated this in an interactive section with newsmen on Monday.

According to the Commanding Officer, we carried out patrols along Brass River and the Akassa general area.

“During the patrol, two illegal refinery sites laden with about 85,000 litres of product suspected to be stolen crude oil and a pumping machine were located around Elepa and Abonuwa Brass LGA of Bayelsa respectively.

“While combing other adjoining creeks, the team located the third illegal refinery site and a large wooden boat laden with about 75,000 Litres of product suspected to be stolen crude oil, around Tuluama, Brass LGA.

“Accordingly, the three illegal refinery sites and one large wooden boat were handled appropriately”, The Commanding Officer stated.

Rogo further affirmed that the operation is geared towards combing and clearing creeks, and channels as well as other places within the Base Area of Operations while further investigations into the criminal networks associated with the illegal refinery sites are ongoing.

The Commanding Officer, further asserted that the operation marks a significant step in actualising the objectives of Operation DELTA SANITY which are to combat crude oil theft and illegal oil bunkering.

He enjoined the public to cooperate with the Nigerian Navy, by providing any relevant information that would aid in the ongoing efforts to dismantle these criminal networks.

He emphasised that Operation DELTA SANITY, led by Rear Admiral S.J Bura, the Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command, is resolutely committed to eradicating the scourge of crude oil theft, illegal oil bunkering and other criminal activities within Nigerian waters.

“The Nigerian Navy, under the leadership of Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogalla, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), is committed to maintaining the security and safety of the Nigerian maritime domain, facilitating a conducive environment for legitimate businesses to flourish and contribute to the nation’s strength.

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My name is Aherhoke Odeh Amos Okioma. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Archeology with a second class Lower Division from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1989. I also posses a Diploma in Journalism ( in view ) from the International Institute of Journalism, Yenagoa Campus. I have been practicing journalism for over fifteen years now. I hail from Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state. Am married with children.

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