By EBEN ENASCO KINGSLEY, Benin City
THE Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, seems to be winning the war against pipelines vandalism, crude oil theft and illegal bunkers across board as no fewer than two NNPC tankers, drums of adulterated crude oil and several materials were recovered recently along Benin-Auchi Express Road during one of its strategic routine operations carried out in the zone by the Edo State Command.
Addressing National Daily in his office in Benin City, the State Commandant, Mr. Walter Akubuiroh decried the alarming rate at which pipelines in the zones were being vandalized, declaring that some of its operations were set up to curb the menace caused by vandals.
He said: “Since I assumed duty as the state commandant in the last seven-month, we have fought vandalism. The command have arrested nothing less than 30-offender, with 15-thanker conveying adulterated products seized at other instances and charged to Court for onward prosecution.
“As we speak now,3-suspect, Ibrahim Mohammed Ali, Yakubu Mohammed for and Kabiru Ali drivers were arrested along Benin Auchi express way at Ehor uhunmwode local government area with products suspected to be adulterated Automotive Gas oil,AGO,heading to the northern part of Nigeria with their truck inscribed with NNPC and Fake waybills to deceive our Men but thankfully, they were not clever enough to outsmart my Men.”