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Oyo NSCDC arrest two suspect vandals’ fuel trucks

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Ojo Peter, Ibadan.

Oyo state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Tuesday, said it arrested two trucks loaded with Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol, in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

The development according to a press release from the command’s public relations officer, CD Olusegun Oluwole, maintained that one of the trucks was arrested in the early hours of Monday February 8, 2021.

The statement reads as thus: At early hours of Monday, 8th February, 3am to be precise, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Oyo State Command Anti-Vandal team stationed around Oloje area near Dedun Village in Akinyele local government of Oyo state have arrested a White DAF Tanker at the NNPC right of way.

Also, on Saturday night, a red Mark Diesel Truck with 33000 liters of premium motor spirit (pms) was arrested at Odo omi boundary between Ogun and Oyo state. The vandals who operated in Ogun line fell down while trying to negotiate on small bridge in the forest.

The content has been transloaded and it had been taken to Ibadan depot for decanting. The two truck have no registration number while the drivers and their accomplice were at large.

The State Commandant, CC Iskilu Akinsanya made it known today at the command’s state headquarters Agodi Ibadan that despite patrolling the right of way, the vandals after Vandalized the pipeline with a full load of 33,000 liters of PMS on citing the men of Anti vandal squad of Oyo NSCDC abandoned the tankers.

Meanwhile, after repair on the pipeline by NNPC, the product has been transferred to NNPC’s Apata Depot while the tankers are in NSCDC custody.

It would be recalled that no account of vandalism was recorded in Oyo state right of way for the past two years.

The state commandant now used the medium to warn those specialised in vandalism in the state to desist because whoever is caught by the corps would be dealt with according to the law.

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