Two revamped oil bunkering camps have been uncovered and destroyed by the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in collaboration with TANTITA Security Services in Egbema West, Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.
Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement, said the troops completely shut down the illegal refining site containing 44 drums, three reservoirs of estimated 30,000 litres capacity of illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) and 53 sacks of AGO.
He added the combined team also destroyed four active illegal refining camps in Opumami Community in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
“The anti oil theft operatives destroyed three wooden boats, six ovens, six reservoirs, 11 drums containing illegally refined AGO, one large reservoir loaded with stolen crude oil, 38 sacks of stolen crude oil and two tapping hoses,” the statement said.
In another development, the combined troops of 192 Battalion and 26 Task Force Brigade Garrison, in conjunction with Hybrid Force, on Thursday, conducted offensive operations within the general areas of Gobara, Ambaga and Madachi in Gwoza Local Government Areas of Borno State.
According to Nwachukwu, “the troops neutralized three Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) and recovered one AK-47 rifle, one Beretta Pistol, 17 rounds of 7.62mm Special Ammunition, four rounds of nine mm ammunition and a dane gun.”