500 illegal refineries destroyed in Bayelsa in 2017 – NSCDC

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Bayelsa Command, said on Wednesday that it destroyed over 500 illegal oil refining camps in various locations in the state in 2017, Premium Times reports.

Godwin Nwachukwu, the State Commandant of the agency, disclosed this in an interview on Wednesday in Yenagoa. Mr. Nwachukwu, while reviewing the Corps operations for 2017, said that a total of 60 local boats used to transport stolen crude were also destroyed.

The commandant said that the suspected persons in the boats were also arrested in connection with oil pipeline vandalism. According to him, the 60 local boats captured and destroyed along the waterways were with over 50 million litres of suspected adulterated petroleum products.

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