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Air Force Destroy Barges, Canoes Carrying Stolen Crude In Rivers

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SAN FRANCISCO, November 12, (THEWILL) – The air component of Operation Delta Safe has destroyed a set of barges and canoes used by oil thieves for conveying stolen petroleum products in Rivers State.

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, in a statement on Friday by its Director of Information, Ayodele Famuyiwa, disclosed that its helicopter, while on armed patrol over Isaka and Bille towns, sited and set ablaze two illegal oil barges and canoes containing drums filled with stolen products.

The NAF disclosed that another set of two barges were also destroyed in a similar operation conducted around Kidney Island and Alakiri town on last Thursday.

According to the statement, “The latest operations showed that illegal bunkering activities have resumed around Bille and environs.

“Nevertheless, the NAF will not relent in its pursuit to put an end to these acts of economic sabotage by ridding the region of these criminal elements.”