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Commandant Eweka Douglas Okoro, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command

NSCDC Evacuates 19 Sacks Loaded With Suspected Vandalised PMS At Badagry Division

The suspects

LAGOS – In lieu of the re-invigorated efforts of the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command, Commandant Eweka Douglas Okoro, during the end of the year season, towards ensuring a zero tolerance  against oil pipeline vandalism and other form 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, on Sunday, December 5, 2021, midnight at about 04:50hrs intercepted some suspected vandals who were engaging in their dastard criminal activities, at Gbrovimen, opposite Afo Badagry waterways, in the Badagry area of the state.

According to a release e-signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l & online – www.startrendinternational.com by ASCI Abolurin Oluwaseun Olumide (MA,fcss, Amb,mpa), Public Relations Officer, NSCDC, Lagos State Command, the Divisional Officer, Badagry Division, Lagos State Command, Chief Superintendent of Corps (CSC) Akinyemi Rasheed Ayodeji, who led the operation, further stated that 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 and waiting for a boat to evacuate the illegal products suspected to have been vandalised by the vandals.

The gallant marine and anti – vandal team, who intercepted the suspected vandals at the Badagry division, discovered some thick nylons (white colour) wrapped with sacks loaded with unknown quantity of litres of petrol, numbering nineteen (19) in quantity loaded with (PMS), which the vandals intended to cart away at Gbrovimen, opposite Afro Badagry waterways in Badagry.

The Commandant has immediately ordered the Anti – vandal unit of the Command to evacuate the suspected products back to the Lagos State Command, Head Quarters, in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, in a bid, to carry out further intelligent investigation on the matter and find a lasting solution to such ugly economic sabotage in the area.

The Commandant, Commandant Eweka Okoro has also directed that the security of lives and property and the protection of oil pipelines in the Badagry Division and other oil pipeline areas, in the state be beefed up immediately, especially during the end of the year season like this, where some people may want to exhibit their  desperation for illicit money at all cost, against the patriotic and collective development of the nation’s economy.

The Commandant said that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) office in the state has also been contacted for proper evacuation of the products because of the highly inflammable nature of it.

Bags of the seized PMS

Commandant Eweka Okoro used the occasion of this excellent and gallant operation, to further reiterate the Command’s readiness and commitment to ensuring a zero tolerance against oil pipeline vandalism and other forms of criminalities in the state.

He further assured the good people of Lagos and the Government of Lagos State of his unflinching commitment and dedication towards sustaining the already established peace and security in the state.

Okoro promised that the Corps will continue to work assiduously and laboriously, with the Government and other security services or agencies and stakeholders in the state, to further proffer solutions to any form of security challenges that may want to raise their ugly heads, especially in the yuletide seasons as it were.

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