Troops destroy 31 illegal refining sites and recover over 12 million liters of diesel – DHQ – Channels Television

A file photo of Nigerian troops in transit.

Operation Delta Safe troops destroyed thirty-one illegal refining sites and also recovered over twelve million liters of illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO) from different operations in Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa states.

The Director of Defense Media Operations, Major General Bernard Onyeuko said this while addressing reporters at a Thursday press briefing in Abuja.

“As a result, the troops discovered and destroyed 30 illegal refining sites, 37 tanks, 31 ovens, 12 large wooden boats, two cooling systems, three sinks, three storage pits and metal drums,” he said. he stated at the event.

“Cumulatively, troops during the reporting period recovered twelve million one hundred and fifty thousand (12,150,000) liters of illegally refined AGO, four thousand (4,000) liters of stolen crude oil, three tankers, three vehicles, 73 galvanized pipes, two motorcycles, a bus, a Toyota Camry, a Mercedes Benz car.

“In addition, two electric cable thieves associated with acts of vandalism and theft of high voltage cables have been apprehended.

“All recovered items and apprehended criminal elements have been handed over to the appropriate authorities for further action.”

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According to him, Operation Haradin Kai troops have also recorded successes in Borno State.

“In addition, the troops neutralized dozens of terrorist arrests, 22 terrorist spies, 11 terrorists, three logistics providers, rescued 30 civilians, including the surrender of a high-level terrorist, Commander Sale Mustapha (Ibin Kathir) to possess troops in Bama. He was the Qaid of Garin Ba-Abba.

“While a total of 51,114 Boko Haram terrorists and families have surrendered to troops comprising 11,398 men, 15,381 women and 24,335 children as of April 5, 2022,” he said.

He explained that “all terrorists who surrendered have been documented, while civilians arrested, rescued and items recovered have been handed over to the relevant authorities for action.”