NSCDC Dismantles Rivers Bunkering Site

The Commandant General's Special Intelligence Squad of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has uncovered and dismantled an illegally constructed refining site with over 100,000 litres of stolen crude oil in Adobi settlement in Etche Local Government, Rivers State. 

The Commander of the CG's SIS, DC Dandaura Appolos while giving the brief hinted that the operational success was achieved through credible Intelligence that some suspects have vandalized a multinational company well head and connected galvanized metal pipes with large hoses thereby syphoning crude and processing it locally. 

A statement on Saturday by the National Public Relations Officer of NSCDC, Babawale Afolabi, stated that the CG's SIS immediately swung into action and upon arrival at the crime scene they uncovered several sites where massive illegal refining of stolen crude oil were carried out. 

Appolos was quoted to have said: “Just as we valued and protect our informants, the information received are always treated with caution and prompt alertness; as soon as we arrived the suspect took to their heels but we were able to arrest one Godspower Oyibo (M) 32 years from Delta State who is now assisting us with further investigation".

He disclosed that: “On the crime scene there were reservoirs cemented with trampoline and filled with approximately 100,000 litres of crude oil. While the following exhibits were sighted:

A Yellow Colour Robin EY 20 Pumping Machine, Galvanized metal pipes, long large hoses, Already Vandalized Well head, stolen crude worth 100,000 litres stored in reservoirs, calibrated surface tanks, processed AGO in cooking pots and metal buckets".

He said: “The Rivers State Commandant, Basil Igwebueze has been approximately intimated with the development; we assure the public that the  Corps will not be fatigued in the relentless war against vandalism and crude oil theft across the nation even as suspects arrested would have their time in Court after diligent investigation".

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