NIGERIA Security and Civil Defence Corps have uncovered attempts by suspected vandals to syphon petroleum worth N2 million from Badagry to the Benin Republic.
In a statement on Saturday, NSCDC’s Public Relations Officer, Abolurin Olumide, said 117 kegs containing 25 litres of petroleum each were seized.
According to him, the suspected vandals fled on sighting NSCDC operatives.
Part of the statement reads, “In lieu of the renewed and reinvigorated efforts of the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Command, Eweka Douglas Okoro, towards ensuring a zero-tolerance against oil pipeline vandalism and other forms of criminalities in Lagos State, the marine and anti-vandal team of the Badagry division, of the Command, who were on routine surveillance and patrol, as a result of a well-received credible intelligence about the activities of some suspected vandals, yesterday, on Friday, 4th March, 2022, midnight at about 02:15hrs, uncovered the planned criminal activities, of some suspected vandals who had attempted to syphon 117 25 litres kegs (yellow), loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, from the Badagry area to the Republic of Benin (neighbouring country).
“The gallant marine and anti-vandal team, of the Badagry division, who intercepted the suspected vandals said they uncovered the well-orchestrated attempt of the men of the night, to syphon petroleum via a boat, from the Alakoto-Meji area of Badagry to the Republic of Benin (neighbouring country).
“The suspected vandals at the scene took to their heels on sighting the gallant men of the division when they were about perfecting their evil act of economic sabotage.”