Over 35 illegal oil refineries and 18 local boats used by bunkerers had been
destroyed by the Joint Task Force on Oil Bunkering operating in Ondo State. The
Joint Task Force which stormed the riverine communities burnt down all illegal
refineries in a two day operation in the coastal communities of Ondo, Edo and
The operation was in conjunction with a private security outfit, Gallery
Security Services Limited owned by an ex-militant High Chief Bebopiri Ajube
that intercepted over 1.6million litres of stolen crude recently.
The illegal refineries are hidden in the creeks of Dababilebu, Akitogbo,
Adiloseimo, Obontonu and Akina-Zion communities.