Oil Theft: Suspects flee as security operatives intercept 4 fuel tankers in Lagos

*Lagos Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps warns vandals to stay clear of the region as the paramilitary Corps is now repositioned for better performance to safeguard the government’s physical infrastructure across the country

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

In a swift action to protect the Nigerian Government critical oil infrastructure from vandals and illegal oil thieves, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) operatives and members of the Nigerian Navy have intercepted four petrol trucks at Baruwa, a suburb in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State.

ConsumerConnect reports the security agents, who disclosed this development, said that they caught the suspected oil vandals in act in the area in the wee hours of Friday, August 21, 2021.

They had reportedly loaded one of the four trucks with stolen petroleum products and escaped from the scene as the security operatives got to the scene.

Confirming the development during a media briefing Friday, Mr. Okoro Eweka, Lagos Commandant of NSCDC, warned vandals to stay clear as the paramilitary Corps has been repositioned for better performance to safeguard the government physical infrastructure across the country.

Eweka stated: “These vehicles are purported vandalised vehicles used to vandalise the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) trucks on the right of way.

“They were caught at exactly 2:00 am this morning by our eagle-eyed officers in conjunction with the Navy.”

“They were caught in the act of vandalisation. One of the trucks is fully loaded, the other three are empty. Upon sighting our men, they all ran away and escaped.”

Of the intercepted trucks, the NSCDC Commandant stated that the agency would ensure the fleeing suspects were apprehended and prosecuted.

Eweka reiterated the commitment of the NSCDC to fighting insecurity.

According to him, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, Commandant-General of NSCDC, is determined to protect all critical government infrastructure in Nigeria.

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