The Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, "Operation Pulo Shield" says that it arrested 18 suspected oil thieves and destroyed 31 illegal oil refineries in multiple raids in July.

This is contained in a statement issued by media coordinator of the JTF, Lt.-Col. Isa Ado, in Yenagoa.

It stated that troops of JTF deployed at Iguododo community and Chanomi Escravos in Orhionmwon and Warri south west local government areas of Edo and Delta states discovered and destroyed 15 illegal refining camps.