After the Nigerian Army raided many illegal oil bunkers in Izombe, an oil producing community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, the once quiet village has become a beehive of activities as villagers gather what is left of their houses and shops.
Investigations proves that this illegal oil bunkers were established without license from the federal government.
Aside from the dangers associated with this illegal exploration and refining of oil, these illegal bunkerers can adulterate it in order to make more money.
This endangers the lives of the consumers who patronize them on a daily basis as these adulterated oil can cause explosions that may lead to loss of lives and property.
Illegal oil bunkering has allegedly become a source of business to many youths within the oil producing communities of Imo State.
This raid by the military is seen as a welcome development by many concerned citizens as it endangers the lives of both the bunkerers and the buyers.
According to sources, about 70 houses including the house of the traditional ruler, 15 vehicles and 25 motorcycles were destroyed in the course of the raid by the Nigerian military.
Also, sources from the Sun News Online claims 2 soldiers and a youth from the community were killed as a result of the resistance from the villagers.
While many are happy for this raid, others are sad because their means of livelihood has been destroyed.
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