NSCDC busts illegal oil refinery in Abia, arrests eight

NSCDC busts illegal oil refinery in Abia, arrests eight

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested eight suspects in connection with a recently discovered artisanal crude oil refinery operating in Abia State.
The NSCDC disclosed this in a statement posted on X.com on Sunday.
The large expanse of land used for the illegal operation was said to be hidden within a swamp forest that housed no fewer than 200 local cooking ovens used to process the stolen crude.
The statement read, “Commandant General Special Intelligence Squad (CG SIS) arrests eight suspects in a newly discovered artisanal crude oil refineries, operating on a large expanse of land with no fewer than two hundred local cooking ovens inside the swamp forest in Abia State.”
In April that the NSCDC dismantled a bunkering site in the Ukwa East Local Government Area of Abia State.

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