Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Uneasy Calm In Abia State As NSCDC Destroys 8 Illegal Refineries

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Abia State has destroyed at least eight illegal modular refineries in Ukwa West Local Government Area of the state.

This was disclosed by the state Commandant of the corps, Mr Ayinla Olowo, while speaking with newsmen in his office in Umuahia, the state capital.

According to him, the development was achieved following the sustained efforts by the command to rid the entire state of illegal dealings in petroleum products.

Recall that the command had in the last two weeks, destroyed 10 similar illegal facilities in the same area.

Olowo revealed that the illegal refineries were destroyed by operatives of the Anti-vandal Unit of the command, codenamed “Operation Sting”.

“The anti-vandal unit carried out an operation in Ukwa West on Feb. 5, to get rid of operators of illegal refineries in the area.

“The operatives destroyed eight illegal refineries and disconnected all the pipes with which they siphoned products from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation’s pipelines.

“By this act, we have succeeded in stopping their activities in the area,”

Olowo said.

Tobiloba Ayinde

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