The Nigerian Air Force says it has carried out air strikes on some illegal oil refining sites and terrorist hideouts in Rivers State and the North-East.
Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
He said the exercise is in continuation of efforts aimed at containing the activities of militants and terrorists in the country.
“In continuation of efforts aimed at containing the activities of terrorists, militants and other criminal elements bent on destabilising the nation and making life unbearable to peace-loving Nigerians, the air component of Operation Delta Safe carried out air interdiction missions on some illegal refining sites located at Cawthorne Channels, Bille and Gogokori in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State on 27 August 2023,” he said.
“Having observed the sites to consist of illegal refining sites, the areas were attacked and destroyed. Specifically, at Gogokori, a Cotonou boat observed to be loaded with illegal refined products and heading into open waters was also engaged and destroyed,” he added.