Navy destroys 100 illegal refineries in Bayelsa

Oil theft, piracy plaguing Delta.

Navy destroys 100 illegal refineries in Bayelsa

Ebikabowei Ikuli

The outgoing Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral Apochi Ogabu Suleiman, has said that within seven months, the command destroyed 100 illegal refineries; arrested many suspected oil thieves and impounded ships and other vessels used by vandals.

Rear Admiral Seleiman, who was speaking in Yenagoa over the weekend before handing over the command to FOC, Rear Admiral Tarioworio Dick, the first indigene of the area to head the office, said he engaged illegal refiners and other maritime criminals in battles and made the crimes unappealing.

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