The Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base, FORMOSO, in Bayelsa, destroyed three illegal refining sites between Sunday and Tuesday.
According to Capt. Murtala Rogo, the Commanding Officer, 50,000 litres of products suspected to have been produced from stolen crude oil were recovered from the sites.
Capt. Rogo added that the operation was in line with the Nigerian Navy’s Operation “Delta Sanity’’ set up to end oil theft and illegal bunkering.
He explained that the Navy’s patrol team located one illegal refinery site and a wooden boat containing about 20,000 litres of stolen crude oil at Galubakiri Creek in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa on Sunday.
He added that while combing other creeks, the team discovered another illegal refinery site and 15,000 litres of suspected stolen crude oil and five ovens at Biabagbene also in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.