Invigorated efforts by the Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC to stamp out oil theft and pipeline vandalism nationwide has led to the interception of three tankers containing over 55,000 liters of adulterated petroleum products in Bayelsa state.
This and other operations carried out by a special team set up by the Commandant General of the NSCDC at various locations in the state have also led to the arrest of fifteen suspects, including two women.
Parading the suspects at the Bayelsa State NSCDC Headquarters in Yenagoa, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Solomon Ogbere listed others things recovered from the suspected vandals including five Toyota Camry vehicles which was used in transporting the illegally refined products.
He also said the NSCDC special team rejected the sum of seven hundred and ninety six thousand Naira offered them as bribe.
Meanwhile, the newly deployed Commandant at the Bayelsa State NSCDC Headquarters, Lucy Fakoya has promised to make her impact felt.
Fakoya who replaced the former Commandant, Christiana Umanu-Abiaka, worked at the NSCDC national Headquarters in Abuja before being posted to Bayelsa State.