Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Helicopters on Monday destroyed several illegal refineries and barges filled with petroleum products in Rivers State.
The operation which is part of Operation Delta Safe was a concerted effort to stop illegal bunkering and criminal activities in the Niger Delta.
The refineries and barges were sighted by NAF Diamond 42 aircraft on Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission in Bille Community of Rivers State.
Thereafter, an Mi-24V helicopter gun ship was called-in for attack.
Director Of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Group Captain Ayodele FamUyiwa said a similar operation was carried out in the same location two days ago.
“These are clear signals to criminals operating in the South-South region, as well as other parts of the country, that it is no longer business as usual,”he said.