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Taskforce destroys 27 illegal refineries in Rivers

The Taskforce has destroyed at least 27 illegal Refinery sites in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State

Also eight suspected pipeline vandals were arrested.

The suspects were arrested by a special anti-bunkering taskforce set up by the council chairman, Rowland Sekibo to fight illegal oil bunkering in the area.

The taskforce in different operations led by the chairman has also destroyed at least 27 illegal Refinery sites.

Mr Sekibo urged the communities to give reliable information to stop illegal bunkering and criminals in the area.

The government had intensified war against oil bunkering and illegal refining of petroleum products in the state.

Governor Nyesom Wike had promised a reward of N2million for identifying illegal refineries.