Nigerian Army ‘Destroy 74 Illegal Refineries’

Nigeria’s army says its troops have destroyed 74 illegal refineries hidden in the swamp lands of the southern oil-rich Niger Delta within the last 48 hours.

Those running the illegal refineries steal oil from pipelines and transport the oil in drums to hideouts where they boil up crude oil to produce petrol, diesel and kerosene.

The military said it had also found a number of camps belonging to oil militants and criminals involved in kidnapping for ransom in Rivers and Bayelsa states.

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