NSCDC nabbed eight fake naval officers, 29 oil thieves in Rivers

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The Nigeria and Civil Defence Corps on Friday paraded eight fake naval on an illegal escort in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The impersonators were paraded alongside 29 suspected oil thieves.

The Commandant in the state, Muktar Lawal, disclosed this while parading the and seized trucks before journalists at the command’s headquarters in Port Harcourt

Lawal stated “Today (Friday), the command is parading 37 suspected oil thieves, 13 trucks, 18 drums containing suspected adulterated stolen petroleum products, one bus, five cars, one pumping machine, 37 pieces of suspected vandalised railway clips, four suspected railway slippers, a cylinder and a torchlight suspected to be used for act of vandalism.

“On April 9, 2021, the Nigeria Ship Pathfinderz Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, handed over eight to the command arrested for alleged naval impersonation and illegal escort duty onboard a boat MV SANDUST.”

While noting that the arrested suspects were being investigated for possible prosecution, he restated the corps’ commitment to protecting the nation’s critical assets and infrastructure.

He added, “The fight against vandalism along the rail tracks and all oil installations in Rivers State is still ongoing and will not until vandals stay off the critical national assets and infrastructure in the state.”

Lawal also said the had deployed 2,500 operatives for the local government election on to complement the efforts of the police in ensuring peace and order before, during and after the exercise.(Punch).