The Joint Task Force (JTF) operating in the Niger Delta said on Thursday that it
had discovered an illegal oil refinery in
Rivers and arrested eight suspected oil
The team gave the information in a
statement signed by Maj. Michael Etete,
the spokesman for the 2 Brigade,Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt. It said some of the items recovered were
55 empty drums, five speedboats and an
illegal refinery with five surface and one
underground storage tank. Another item seized by the team was a wooden boat loaded with illegally refined diesel.
It said eight suspects were arrested and
handed over to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Rivers Command.