Nigerian Air Force Destroy Illegal Oil Mining Sites in Imo

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The Nigerian Air Force, NAF have intercepted and destroyed two illegal refining sites situated in Imo State.

According to the NAF’s Director, for Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet, in a statement released on Sunday, June 9, 2024, in Abuja, the Air Component of Operations Delta Safe completed the mission of destroying the mining sites, which are situated along the banks of Imo State.


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He said the illegal sites were located near Obiaku and in close proximity to the Imo-Abia-Rivers borders. And they consisted of two tanks and a reservoir and two thanks in one location, and three tanks and two reservoirs in another location, making a total of four tanks and three reservoir.

He said,

“Observing that these sites were active, authorisation was sought and received for air strikes on the targets. Subsequently, air strikes by the Air Component of Operation Delta Safe were conducted, which destroyed the 2 sites as well as the surface tanks and reservoirs,” 


“Building on these successes, air operations under Operation Delta Safe, will be intensified, especially within the areas of interest, as part of efforts to curtail the activities of criminal elements.


“The successes recorded in destroying these IRS bring to fore the necessity of a NAF Base in Abia, which Gov. Otti and Air Marshal Abubakar both agreed was long overdue,” he said.

ASP Gabkwet added that the NAF will always renew its efforts and commitments in maintaining peace and other over the Nigerian skies , while working with working forces towards the security of their citizen.

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Written by Demilade Bakare

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