…Arrested Two with 60,000 litres Ladden of Premium Motor Spirit
In line with the corps’ statutory functions and mandates, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Command has bursted a syndicate of oil pipeline vandals, in the Baruwa area of Alimosho Local Government, Lagos State.
The group vandalised the NNPC pipeline in the area and purported to escape with full load of tanker containing 60,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit ( PMS) also known as petrol.
On receiving the distress call on Saturday April 10th at about 01:35 hrs, the commandant of Lagos State of the NSCDC, P k. Ayeni, ordered the Head of the Anti- Vandal Unit on patrol, to swing into action, to avert the unimaginable evil that may be perpetrated by these criminal elements.
The Armed Squad Commander of the Lagos Command, joined the Divisional Officer, Alimosho Division to face the pertetrator of this evil work of vandalism already at the scene.
However, the men of the command were attacked, by hoodlums, in the line of duty, but the combined efforts of the Command’s team overpowered and smashed the vandals at the scene.
It is pertinent, to state here that the vehement ressillience and galantry put up, by the personnels of the Lagos Command, against the vandals led, to the arrest of 2 of the vandals, a tanker ( Mack) fully loaded, with 60,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit ( PMS) also apprehended.
In addition, some of the vandals fled and took to their heels, at the instance of the combatant and galant show down of the Command’s Combined Team.
Finally, the tanker containing the 60,000 litres of petrol and the two vandals have been brought to the Lagos State Command, headquarters. Further investigation has also been instituted over the illicit act perpetrated by these vandals.
The NNPC authorities, in Lagos has also been informed, about the dastard act of the vandals, in the area and repair works has commenced on the vandalised pipeline.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State commandant of NSCDC has vowed that the escapees will not be spared, that the command would ensure they are brought to book, Ayeni later appealed to residents to remain vigilant very supportive to the course of ensuring maximum security of lives, properties and all critical national assets and infracstructure in the state, and that members of public should be ready to partner with the Lagos State Command, of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, in releasing very salient and relevant security information, instantly, so that oil theft, pipeline vandalism and any other form of economic sabotage would be totally eradicated in Lagos State.
Commandant Ayeni warned vandals to desist from the act, saying as it’s a sabotage against the nation’s economy and security amidst others.