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  • Updated: June 10, 2024

Oil Theft: NSCDC destroys illegal refinery, arrests three in Rivers

Oil Theft: NSCDC destroys illegal refinery, arrests three in

Three persons have been apprehended by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, at an unlawful oil refining facility in Rivers State. 

 

According to the NSCDC Spokesperson, Babawale Afolabi, the illicit operation was discovered at Nembe/Odagwa Creek in the Etche Local Government Area. 

A reservoir, camouflaged with tarpaulin and capable of holding 100,000 liters of illegally refined crude oil, was unearthed at the site. 

Afolabi further mentioned that the detainees are cooperating with authorities and will face legal action following a comprehensive inquiry.

”Upon sighting our operatives, some of the suspects abandoned the illegal bunkering site and took to their heels, manoeuvring through the creek,” he said.

He commended some citizens who had constantly provided information to the corps and encouraged them to continue providing actionable intelligence that would lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.

”Our commitment to rid the nation of all acts of economic sabotage in the oil region remains firm, and we will not be deterred", he added.

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