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NSCDC dislodge 5 illegal refineries in Delta

The Commandant General’s Special Anti-Vandal Monitoring Unit of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC has dislodged 5 illegal refineries in Delta South Local Government Area of Delta State, where adulterated petroleum products were produced and distributed to unsuspecting users across the country.

The operation was carried out successfully following a tip-off on the nefarious activities of vandals and oil thieves operating a very big camp with about 5 illegal refineries in the area.

2 suspects were nabbed during the operation while other collaborators remained at large.

The intelligence report according to the Squad Commander, DCC Brah Umoru Samson, who led the operation, revealed that the site belongs to three individuals consisting of 1 woman and 2 other men currently in NSCDC custody and are volunteering information to assist in carrying out further investigation.

DCC Umoru Samson assured Nigerians that the anti Vandal unit will not condone any act of sabotage to the economy and therefore warned all illegal operators to engage in a legitimate business that will not contravene the law or compromise the safety of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure in the country.

He reiterated that the arrested suspects will be prosecuted according to extant law and the Squad will ensure a total manhunt for those currently on the run.

According to him, the illegal refineries and other equipment used for the illicit business has been destroyed, while an investigation will be carried out with due diligence to unravel the other criminals connected to the crime for possible prosecution.

Writing by Ibrahim Shuaibu; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino