By Augustine Ehikioya
Clamping down on illegal bunkering and oil theft, the Nigerian Air Force has attacked and destroyed illegal oil refining site at Dariama Village in Rivers State.
The fresh onslaught by the NAF under the new Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Hasan Abubakar, followed the directive of President Bola Tinubu against oil theft.
Security Watch Africa (SWA) gathered that the Air Component of Operation Delta Safe made the fresh move based on accurate intelligence received.
A reliable source, who spoke on a condition of anonymity, said “Onslaught against crude oil thieves and their illegal refineries came under the intense firepower of the Air Component of Operation Delta Safe.
“The Air strike, which was intelligence-driven, took out an illegal oil refining site situated at Dariama Village, a locality about 20 Kilometers South-West of Abonnema and 50 Kilometers South-West of Portharcourt, Rivers State.
“It is important to note that this illegal site was observed to be active with tanks and reservoirs filled with suspected illegal refined products.
“The air strike yet again reaffirms the commitment of the Armed Forces of Nigeria towards eradicating the activities of oil thieves and illegal oil bunkerers,” the source said.