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JTF bursts 50 illegal refining sites in Biseni forest

by Business News Report

The Joint Military Task Force, Operation Delta Safe, has uncovered at least 50 illegal refining sites within the Biseni forests in Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa. The commander, Rear Adm. John Okeke, who led the operation, told reporters that illegal refining of stolen crude oil was occurring in each site. Mr Okeke said the team discovered a large pit capable of accommodating at least 10 trucks of alternative gas oil, also known as diesel. ”It is from this large pit that they distribute to their illegal refining sites,” he said. He recalled that the joint task force had severally warned against illegal oil businesses in the area and reiterated its commitment to fight the menace.
”We have continued to warn; we are not going to relent. We will not get tired; we will continue to work and locate them wherever they are. ”Our team moved from Ahoada-West in Rivers to discover these 50 illegal refining sites in Biseni, Bayelsa,” he said. Mr Okeke said oil theft and illegal crude oil refining had become a huge source of worry in the region. He urged the public to always support the task force with credible information to track illegal oil refiners. ”We can’t do it alone; we need the support of the public. You can’t imagine that such activities will be ongoing in this thick forest except with reliable intelligence,” he said.


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