January 7, 2013
OVER 35 illegal oil refineries and 18 local boats used by bunkerers were, weekend, destroyed by the Joint Task Force on Oil Bunkering operating in Ondo State. The Joint Task Force which stormed the riverine communities burnt down all illegal refineries in a two day operation in the coastal communities of Ondo, Edo and Delta states.
The operation was in conjunction with
a private security outfit, Gallery Security Services Limited owned by an ex-militant High Chief Bebopiri Ajube that intercepted over 1.6million litres of stolen crude last week.
Vanguard which witnessed the destruction of the illegal refineries
discovered that it lasted for over five
hours and it involved soldiers from the
19 Battalion in Okitipupa and naval
officers from the Forward Operating Base at Igbokoda.
The illegal refineries are hidden in the
creeks of Dababilebu,Akitogbo,Adiloseimo, Obontonu and Akina-Zion