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NSCDC arrest pipeline vandals, oil thieves in Rivers State

40 suspected oil thieves/pipeline vandals, 10 Trucks, 9 Boats, 69 Drums, 100 Petroleum Pipes and 83 Sacks filled with suspected adulterated petroleum products have been paraded by the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed  Audi.

The suspects and paraded items were intercepted across different locations of Rivers State.

Dr Audi commended the existing synergy and collaboration of the NSCDC, the Nigerian Navy, the Nigerian Army, and other sister agencies in the arrest.

“The war against oil thieves and economic saboteurs cannot be compromised because oil is the mainstay of our economy, we must remain firm and resolute in safeguarding all critical national assets and infrastructure. The war must therefore be taken to their camps and we must overcome” he said.

He noted that his visit to Rivers State was predicated on the order of President Muhammadu Buhari to launch a formidable and aggressive action to rescue the nation’s economy from the hands of all economic saboteurs.

The CG, therefore, charged Nigerians to report any strange movement, suspicious individuals, and activities to the nearest security agency for prompt action.

Reporting by Ibrahim Shuaibu; editing by Muzha Kucha