The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Delta Safe have impounded a large quantity of stolen petroleum products and destroyed many illegal refining sites in the South-South zone in the last one week.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, stated this while giving the weekly update on the activities of the military across theatres of operation on Thursday in Abuja.
Eneche said the troops had continued to carry out the aggressive fight against economic sabotage in the zone with significant successes between Oct. 8 and Oct. 14.
He disclosed that the Nigerian Navy Ship Delta patrol team intercepted and destroyed two large wooden boats laden with about 20,000 litres of illegally refined AGO at Jeddo in Delta State during the week.
He added that the team also destroyed four drums and 75 polythene bags containing illegally refined AGO by the riverbank at Jeddo.
Enenche said that further exploitation of the general area led to the destruction of 600 drums and recovery of two pumping machines hidden in several wooden stores.
He added that two suspected vandals were arrested around Shagbolor in Warri South Local Government Area during the operation, adding that the suspects and recovered items were taken into custody for further action.
According to Enenche, troops also destroyed three illegal refining sites and one wooden boat loaded with illegally refined AGO around Bekinkiri/Ke in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State.