The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited has said that no fewer than eighty-three illegal refineries in the Niger Delta have been uncovered in the past week.
The company disclosed this on its social media handle on Tuesday, adding that fifteen illegal pipeline connections were also discovered within the same period.
According to a video shared with the post, it was disclosed that between January 6 and 12, a total of two hundred and eleven incidents of oil theft and vandalism were reported.
“In the past week, 15 illegal pipeline connections and 83 illegal refineries have been uncovered in the Niger Delta,” the NNPCL said.
It was also learnt that nine cases of oil spills were recorded in the week, mostly caused by vandalism, adding that Ogboinbiri in Bayelsa State has been ruined by oil spills while sixty wooden and fibre boats were said to have been apprehended in Akwa Ibom, Delta State, and Rivers State.