The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Rivers State say its operatives uncovered an illegal local refinery at Otamiri-Etche in the Etche Local Government Area of the state.
The corps said the discovery was made possible following the sustained intelligence of its operatives.
The Corps Commandant in Rivers State Michael Ogar, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Thursday.
Ogar stated that this is the first time he is witnessing a well fabricated illegal refinery with such a wide range of pipes laid across the area.
He said the NSCDC had a clear mandate to safeguard critical national assets and infrastructure across the federation, stating that they go after them and ensure that the illegal dealings in petroleum products is reduced drastically in order to boost the nation’s economy again.