The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed an illegal oil storage facility belonging to militants in Rivers State.
The Director of Public Relations and Information ( DOPRI), Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, on Thursday, said that the oil facility located about 25km south of Opubiri, was attacked about 4:45pm by NAF helicopter on armed patrol over creeks around Opubiri, Bille and Alakiri areas.
Famuyiwa said that another canoe, carrying drums filled with suspected stolen petroleum products, was also attacked at Alakiri creek.
According to him, “both attacks showed the renewed effort by the NAF to clear the creeks in the Niger Delta of illegal activities and acts of economic sabotage in 2017”.
Global Sentinel also obtained a declassified footage of the operation.
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