ABUJA – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC), Lagos State Command, has busted an attempt to siphon Premium Motor Spirit ( PMS) generally referred to as petrol in Iyana- Odo area of Lagos State.
The statement said that the suspected vandals planned to load a-30,000-litre -capacity truck with 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 was 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.
The statement added that the NSCDC Commandant in Lagos State, 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 get to its root and ensure that justice is served.
“ I also appeal to the citizens and residents of the state to continue to avail the corps with relevant security information which will assist its personnel in ensuring maximum security 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.