The Nigerian Army interrupted illegal oil bunkers’ with a crude oil laden boat in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, in an operation Crocodile Smile and  attacked hideouts of suspected criminals in the creeks of the oil rich region, Daily Post reported.

The army also carried out patrols along waterways in the creeks, and they recovered, two Cotonou Boats and a 75 Horse Power Speedboat, 30 X 200L plastic drums containing liquid suspected to be illegally refined crude oil in the creeks at Ovwahwa in Ughelli,reported Premiumtimes.

Furthermore, two illegal crude oil refineries were identified and destroyed by the exercising troops traversing Ayakoromo and Esaba water ways in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.