NSCDC busts oil vandals in Lagos, promises to fight on

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ABUJA – The Nigeria and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC), Lagos Command, has busted an attempt to siphon Premium Motor Spirit ( PMS) generally referred to as petrol in Iyana- Odo area Lagos .

This is contained in a statement signed and released by Assistant Superintendent Corps 1, (ASC1) Oluwaseun Abolurin, the command’s spokesperson in Lagos on Saturday.

The statement stated that the NSCDC personnel on patrol at Iyana – Odo area in the Alimosho Local Government Area (LGA) busted the syndicates on May 22 at 0335 a.m.

The statement said that the suspected vandals planned to load a-30,000-litre -capacity truck PMS but for the gallant efforts of the NSCDC personnel.

“However, the suspected syndicates met their waterloo as the NSCDC operatives on patrol were hinted by the Command’s robust ‘Community-Based Intelligence Network’ that busted them at the scene of the crime,” the statement said.

According to the statement, the actual content in the truck yet to be ascertained.

“The suspected vandals also took to their heels having sighted the team from our Anti- Vandal Unit on patrol at the Iyana – Odo axis and others from the state command.

were apprehended as all of them dived into the slum.

“The NSCDC operatives remained stationed from dusk to dawn without any fear of until the operation apparently successful,” the statement said.

The statement added that the NSCDC Commandant in , Mr Paul Ayeni , also led a team of officers to the scene on an on-the-spot assessment of the activities of the vandals.

The statement stated that the impounded truck from the scene of the operation had been towed to the State Command’s headquarters on the order of the Commandant.

It added that the Commandant had also ordered that investigation should commence into the matter in order to to its root and ensure that justice is served.

The statement said that the commandant had informed the management of the Nigerian National Corporation () in Lagos of the development.

The commandant quoted in the statement as saying that the vandals escaped would be apprehended and would be brought to book in accordance the provisions of the .

also appeal to the citizens and residents of the state to continue to avail the corps relevant information which will assist its personnel in ensuring maximum and safety of lives and property .”

He said that such would also help corps to strategise on how to successfully protect oil pipelines, critical national assets, and infrastructure in Lagos.