N’Delta: 233 Illegal Refineries Destroyed By Nigerian Military In 2023

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No fewer than 233 (Two hundred and thirty three) illegal Refineries were destroyed in Niger Delta region by the 6 Division, Nigerian Army in 2023.

The General Officer Commanding,  6 Division, Nigerian Army/Land Component Commander, Joint Task Force, South-South, Operation Delta Safe, Major General Jamal Abdussalam, made this known during the Division’s Combined West African Social Activities at the 29 Battalion Parade Ground, Port Harcourt Barracks on January 06, 2024

Abdussalam, while enumerating the achievements of the Division last year, said about 112 suspects were apprehended in connection to crude oil theft in the area.

According to him, a total of 72 trucks/vehicles were impounded, while 356 a!rms and amm!unition were recovered.

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He reassured residents and the business community that the Army in synergy with other sister agencies will ensure that an enabling environment will be provided for seamless oil production in the Niger Delta region.

The GOC further said this will ensure the country meets its targets for the year 2024 and possibly surpasses it in terms of oil production.

Continuing, the governor said, “As you commence your activities for the year 2024, it is my hope that you will approach these activities with renewed zeal, vigour, and commitment,” he stressed.

In his vote of thanks, the Commander, 6 Division Garrison, Brigadier General Eddet Effiong, who was the Chairman Central Organizing Committee, expressed appreciation to the Chief of Army Staff, for his tremendous support and the GOC for the opportunity given him to serve in that capacity.

Highlights of the event were cultural displays, comedy, tug of war, presentation of awards, and observance of the regimental beating of retreat.

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