The Nigerian air force has destroyed illegal oil refineries and barges filled with petroleum products, in its continued effort to stop bunkering and criminal activities in the Niger delta.
A statement signed by its director of public relations and information, group captain Ayodele Famuyiwa says the refineries and barges were sighted by the Nigerian air force aircraft on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission in Bille community in rivers state.
He says further that an helicopter gunship was thereafter called in to attack the refineries and barges.
He notes that a similar operation was carried out in the same location few days ago with a remarkable success.
Group captain Famuyiwa warns that these are clear signals to criminals operating in the south –south region and other parts of the country that it is no longer business as usual.