Abuja - The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has
destroyed two more illegal barges laden with suspected stolen petroleum
products in the Niger Delta.
NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Group
Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, disclosed the destruction of the facilities.
He said the barges were set ablaze by NAF helicopter
around Opu-Bille, Yellow Island and Bille area of Rivers State.
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"The latest operations, like the previous ones, are clear
pointers to the fact that it is no longer profitable to steal crude oil in
Nigeria and increasingly difficult for anybody or group of persons to divert
our commonwealth for selfish interest," Famuyiwa said.
He added that the NAF would continue its operations to
rid the creeks of criminal elements to make the region safe for genuine
The Nigerian Air Force has in the past two weeks
destroyed a number of illegal refineries and oil barges in River State.
- CAJ News