About three illegal refineries were yesterday destroyed in Edo State by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Edo Command. This is as part of efforts to check pipeline vandalism.

According to reports, the refineries were located at Obaszagbon village, in Uhumwode Local Government Area.  Mr Innocent Okodugha of the Anti-Vandal Unit of the NSCDC who led the operation said that the renewed fight against vandalism had become imperative, in view of revenue leakages in the country due to economic sabotage.
He insists that the major economic sabotage is as a result of activities of pipeline vandals and operators of illegal refineries. Okodugha said in spite of efforts aimed at checkmating pipeline vandalism and oil bunkering in the country, the perpetrators had remained adamant.

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