The Nigerian Navy, Warri Naval Command, Delta State, said it destroyed 265 illegal refineries and burnt 100,000 tonnes of locally refined diesels in the last three weeks. The illegal refineries and the products were destroyed in two separate operations inside the Warri creeks. The Commander of NNS Delta, Captain Musa Gemu, who assumed duty in February, told newsmen yesterday that his command would not condone illegalities in the creeks.
“We will deal decisively with oil thieves and pipeline vandals in my areas of responsibilities,” Gemu warned.
He recalled that on March 15, he led a team of Naval officers to Oteghele phase one and two forests in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State.