The Nigerian Army in collaboration with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, have uncovered about 12 illegal oil refining sites in Owahwa Creek, in the Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta state.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu revealed that troops also intercepted stolen crude oil in Udu and Tsekelewu, Warri North Local Government Areas of Delta.
He said the operatives also discovered 60 crude oil cooking ovens, 14 reservoirs, six wooden boats laden with stolen crude, and 470 sacks of illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil in the camps.
He urged members of the public to report any suspected act of sabotage or criminality to security agencies to enhance ongoing operations to curb economic sabotage in the country.