JTF Destroys 23 Illegal Refineries In Delta


About 23 illegal refinery camps have been destroyed by operatives of the Sector 1, anti-illegal oil bunkering of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield. 10 suspects were also arrested for illegal oil bunkering activities.

According to a statement by Colonel Mustapha Anka, Coordinator, Joint Media Campaign Centre, the operation was conducted by men of 3 Battalion, Effurun Barracks, at Oteghele and Ejere areas of Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.

“Items discovered at the sites include 750 drums filled with substance suspected to be crude oil, 57 large metal tanks filled with stolen illegal refined Automated Gas Oil, AGO, and 48 cooking ovens,” Anka said.

Other items recovered during the raid include 48 dug-out pits filled with crude oil, 16 pumping machines, 35 surface tanks, four welding machines and several illegal oil bunkering hoses.

“Similarly, troops of Operation Thunderstorm in Orhionmwon area of Edo State, in conjunction with the Petroleum Pipeline Management Cooperation, PPMC, while on patrol at Obazagbo village in Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo State, discovered several illegal crude oil refineries and arrested four suspects.

“The suspects were driving a Toyota car with number plate Delta SAP 589AA, loaded with substances suspected to be petroleum products in Ugbakea community, Edo State,” he said.


  1. Of what use will it be if the JTF continue to invade our country local refineries? We there is a popular saying which say” When have a thief in your house the best way to safeguard your money is to give it to the person stealing your money to help you keep it….We are bless with talents and manpower,why can’t the federal government this local refinery owners and think of a way of empowering them to make sure that they are able to produce a much better and standard product to help meet with the needs of production in the country instead of complaining that this great country of ours have no money to build a new refinery which we all know that is a big lie…..don’t forget that to any soul you kill there is God up there watching


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