The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) said on Saturday in Yenagoa that it had destroyed three illegal oil refineries in Rivers and Delta States.
JTF Spokesman , Maj. Abubakar Abdullahi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that:
Troops of the Nigerian Naval Ship (NNS) Delta carried out a raid on two refineries along LAPASE CREEK in Warri South of Delta State.
According to him, JTF troops also rendered useless a large illegal refinery with multiple dumps at ALAKIRI in Rivers State. Zikist Movement believes these refineries, rather than being destroyed, should be licensed and regulated, as the 3 government owned refineries in Nigeria are comatose. The price of petrol in Nigeria is unnaturally high, despite the fact that Nigeria is a major crude oil producing nation.