In its concerted effort to stop illegal bunkering and criminal activities in the Niger Delta, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today destroyed illegal oil refineries and barges filled with petroleum products. The refineries and barges were sighted by NAF Diamond 42 aircraft on an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission in Bille Community of Rivers State. Thereafter, an Mi-24V helicopter gunship was called-in for attack.
The operation was a success as can be seen from the enclosed photograph of the illegal refineries and barges on fire. A similar operation was carried out with remarkable success about 2 days ago in the same location. These are clear signals to criminals operating in the South-South region, as well as other parts of the country, that it is no longer business as usual.
You are please requested to publish the information in your mass medium for the awareness of the general public. Thank you for your usual support and cooperation.
Director of Public
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