The rise of illegal refineries in the Niger Delta raises concern

Reuters was given exclusive access to several makeshift refineries in Ogoniland in the Niger Delta on condition that their exact location was not disclosed.

The refineries are filled with young men ready to abandon their bush refinery at a moment’s notice as the Nigerian military clampdown on them.

Nerves are on edge now that the military has started sending boats, jeeps and helicopters to destroy hundreds of such facilities in the country’s main oil region.

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