Air Force destroys barges of stolen oil in N. Delta

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Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter gunships have bombed and destroyed several oil barges belonging to oil smugglers siphoning crude in the Niger Delta, Vanguard reports.

Confirming the bombardment in a statement on Tuesday, Director of NAF Public Relations, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said, “The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has successfully destroyed some oil barges containing stolen oil products at Adokiakiri community in the Niger Delta.”

“The illegal oil barges and storage facilities were spotted by the NAF EC-135 Helicopter during an armed reconnaissance mission on 5 November, 2017 and they were all subsequently destroyed,” he added.