Army destroys 98 illegal refineries in Edo, Delta, Ondo states

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BENIN—NO fewer than 98 illegal refineries have been destroyed in Edo, Delta and Ondo states within the last 30 days, the 4 Brigade Nigerian Army, in Benin, Edo State, said yesterday.

File photo: A military operation...

File photo: A military operation…

The Public Relations Officer of the Brigade,  Captain  Abubakar Abdullahi, while supervising the burning of one tanker and one truck intercepted with 33,000 litres of illegally refined diesel and 13,000 litres of crude oil respectively, said that about 75 persons were arrested while 15 trucks, 141 boats used to convey petroleum products were also destroyed.

He said that 40 illegal fuel reservoirs and 1,709 drums of illegally refined petroleum products were destroyed within the same period.

Abdullahi  said that a truck with registration number URM 298 XA was intercepted on Oyemwonsa Street in Benin while the tanker marked XA 490 USL was arrested at Ugo in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state.

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