Oil theft: Army, NSCDC expose over 12 illegal oil refining sites in Delta 

In collaboration, Nigerian Army personnel and operatives from the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps have discovered over 12 illegal oil refining sites in Owahwa Creek, located within Delta state’s Ughelli South Local Government Area.  

 This disclosure was made known via a statement released by Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, on Monday.  

According to the statement, the joint operations unveiled 60 crude oil cooking ovens, 14 reservoirs, six wooden boats loaded with stolen crude oil, and 470 sacks containing illegally refined Automotive Gas oil at the camps. The troops also intercepted stolen crude oil in Udu and Tsekelewu, Warri North Local Government Area, the statement added.