The Nigerian Air Force has destroyed another set of illegal barges in the Niger Delta Region.

A statement by its Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Capt. Ayodele Famuyiwa, made this known to newsmen in Abuja Tuesday.

“NAF has destroyed two additional illegal barges laden with stolen petroleum products in the Niger Delta. The barges were set ablased by NAF helicopter around Opu-Bille, Yellow Island and Bille Area of Rivers.

“The latest operations like the previous ones, are clear pointers to the fact that it is no longer profitable to steal crude oil in Nigeria,” Famuyiwa said.

Famuyiwa added that it had also become increasingly difficult for anybody or group of persons to divert the nation’s commonwealth for selfish interest.

He restated NAF’s commitment to continue its operations to rid the creeks of criminal elements to make the region safe for genuine economic activities.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that NAF, had in the past two weeks, destroyed a number of illegal refineries and oil barges in Rivers.