- 52 illegal refineries discovered in Rivers State
- One kidnap victim rescued
Nigerian Army has discovered and destroyed 52 illegal refineries in Krakrama, Bille and Better land community general area, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said Sunday (September 11, 2016).
Troops of 2 Brigade of the Nigerian Army carried out the operation as part of the ongoing efforts of the Nigerian troops to clear the Niger Delta area of criminals and economic saboteurs, the Army spokesman said this in his Facebook timeline.
“The troops discovered 6 refining cooking pots at Better Land community which unfortunately could not be destroyed instantly because of proximity to the community.
“They also recovered 2 High Powered Engine boats, 10 empty drums and 1 pumping machine. Plans for destroying the illegal refinery with Swamp Buggy is in progress.”
Similarly, the troops have also rescued one kidnap victim from one of the kidnappers’ camp at Obiozumini near Obite in Ogbema/Ndoni/Egbema Local Government Area of Rivers State.
“The ongoing operation will be sustained until criminality is subdued,” Col. S.K Usman assured.
He thanked the communities for their support and cooperation.