In its concerted effort to stop illegal bunkering and criminal activities in the Niger Delta, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday destroyed illegal oil refineries and barges filled with petroleum products.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI) Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa yesterday in Abuja.
Famuyiwa said the refineries and barges were sighted by NAF Diamond 42 aircraft on Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission in Bille Community of Rivers State.
He further said thereafter, an Mi-24V helicopter gunship was called-in for attack adding that the operation was a success as can be seen from the enclosed photographs of the illegal refineries and barges on fire.
“A similar operation was carried out with remarkable success about 2 days ago in the same location. These are clear signals to criminals operating in the South-South region, as well as other parts of the country, that it is no longer business as usual” the statement added.