By Usman Sani

The Nigerian Airforce says an air component of Operation Delta Safe has on June 7th, successfully destroyed two illegal refining sites, IRS, situated along the banks of Imo River.

The illegal sites, located near Obiaku and in close proximity to the Imo/Abia/Rivers States borders, consisted of two tanks and a reservoir in one location, and three tanks and two reservoirs in another location along the Imo Riverbank.

According to a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information of the NAF, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet says observing that the sites were active, authorization was sought and received for air strikes on the targets.

Subsequently, airstrikes by the air component of Operation Delta Safe were conducted, which destroyed the two sites, as well as the surface tanks and reservoirs.

The statement assures that air operations under Operation Delta Safe will be intensified especially within the areas of interest in efforts at curtailing the activities of criminal elements.

It points out that the successes recorded in destroying these IRS brings to the fore, the necessity of a NAF Base in Abia State, which Governor Alex Otti and Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar both agreed was long overdue.

The statement adds that NAF’s continued efforts in all ongoing operations, yet again, underscores its commitment to maintaining aerial dominance over the Nigerian skies, while collaborating with surface forces towards the safety and security of Nigeria and its citizenry.

Last Flight Departs Nigeria Early Hours of Monday, 10th of June 2024, 72 hours before closure of Saudi airspace.

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