Troops clear kidnappers’ den, destroy 52 illegal refineries in Rivers

Troops clear kidnappers’ den, destroy 52 illegal refineries in Rivers

Sunday, September 11, 2016 11:49 am


Outboard engines and drum for illegally refined oil seized by the troops

Outboard engines and drum for illegally refined oil seized by the troops

 

As part of Exercise CROCODILE SMILE, troops of 2 Brigade Nigerian Army in an anti-cultism operation on Saturday cleared a notorious kidnappes’ camp at Obiozumini near Obite in Ogbema/Ndoni/Egbema Local Government Area of Rivers State.

 

 

Colonel Sani Usman, acting director, Army Public Relations said in a statement that the troops who were earlier ambushed engaged and subdued the kidnappers rescued one victim from the camp. He added that the ongoing operation would be sustained until criminality is subdued.

 

Also,  the Army spokesperson said the troops during raids, cordon and search operations as part of the training exercise,  have also discovered and destroyed 52 illegal refineries and refinery cooking pots in Krakrama, Bille and Better land community general area.

 

 

According to him, the troops discovered 6 refining cooking pots at Better Land community which unfortunately could not be destroyed instantly because of proximity to the community.

 

 

He added that the troops also recovered 2 high powered Engine boats, 10 empty drums and 1 pumping machine. Plans for destroying the illegal refinery with Swamp Buggy is in progress.

The kidnappers den destroyed by the troops

The kidnappers den destroyed by the troops

sized illegally refined fuel

sized illegally refined fuel

 

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