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NSCDC INTERCEPTS PETROLEUM PRODUCTS IN SACK BAGS AT BADAGRY

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…AS COMMANDANT EWEKA PROMISES ZERO-TOLERANCE AGAINST VANDALS

By Okosun Dennis

 

The Marine and an anti-vandal team of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command, Badagry Division, during routine surveillance and patrol, on Sunday, December 5, 2021, about 04:50hrs intercepted some suspected vandals and recovered illegal products in several sacks.

The vandals were said to be engaged in their dastard criminal activities at Gbrovimen, opposite Afo Badagry waterways, in the Badagry area of the state before the interception.

The Divisional Officer, Badagry Division, Lagos State Command, Chief Superintendent of Corps Akinyemi Rasheed Ayodeji, who led the operation, further stated that the suspected vandals took to their heels on sighting men of the division.

According to findings, they had already scooped the products and were waiting for a boat to evacuate the illegal products suspected to have been vandalised.

The Marine and anti-vandal team, who intercepted the suspected vandals at the Badagry division, discovered some thick nylons (white colour) wrapped with sacks loaded with an unknown quantity of litres of PMS, numbering 19 intended to be carted away at Gbrovimen, opposite Afro Badagry waterways in Badagry.

The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Command, Commandant Eweka Douglas Okoro, has promised a zero-tolerance against oil pipeline vandalism and other forms of criminalities in Lagos state.

Commandant Eweka Douglas Okoro,

As a result, he has immediately ordered the Anti-vandal unit of the Command to evacuate the products back to the Lagos State Command, Headquarters, in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, with a view to carrying out further investigation and finding a lasting solution to such ugly economic sabotage in the area.

The Commandant, also directed that the security and protection of lives and property and the protection of oil pipelines in the Badagry Division and other oil pipeline areas, be beefed up in the state especially at this period of the year.

He said some people may want to exhibit their desperation for illicit money at all costs and carry out some unpatriotic acts that could affect the collective development of the nation’s economy.

The Commandant said that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) office in the state has also been contacted for proper evacuation of the products because of their highly inflammable nature.

He reiterated that the Corps will continue to work assiduously with the Government and other security services or agencies and stakeholders in the state, to further proffer solutions to any form of security challenges that may want to raise their ugly heads, especially in the yuletide seasons.

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