52 Illegal Refineries and kidnappers camp destroyed In Rivers State
Nigerian Army ( OPERATION CROCODILE SMILE) has cleared out a notorious kidnappers den at
Obiozumini near Obite in Ogbema/Ndoni/Egbema Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The troops rescued one kidnapped victim after heavy gun fight with the kidnappers.
The troops also during cordon and search operations as part of the training exercise during the raid, they discovered and destroyed 52 illegal refineries and refinery cooking pots in Krakrama, Bille and Better land community general area.
They later discovered 6 refining cooking pots at Better Land community which unfortunately could not be destroyed instantly because of proximity to the community. They also recovered 2 high powered Engine boats, 10 empty drums and 1 pumping machine. Plans for destroying the illegal refinery with Swamp Buggy is in progress.