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NSCDC nabs 457 suspected crude oil theives, 13 illegal miners in Delta


Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said it arrested about 457 suspects in connection with illegal dealing in petroleum products and crude oil theft in 2022.

Also, 13 suspected illegal miners and seven suspected Bororo Fulani were arrested for creating unrest in different parts of the state. The State Commandant, Mr. Akinsanya Abiodun, who disclosed these yesterday, while reviewing the Command’s achievement of 2022 in Asaba, said a total of 59 trucks, 1529 drums, 153 Toyota Sienna and 17 Toyota Camry, five boats and three buses were recovered from the suspects.

Abiodun said all these vehicles and containers contained suspected adulterated petroleum products and stolen crude oil. He said of these, six cases were prosecuted, five of them are under investigations, while NSCDC kept vigil on all government critical infrastructures and assets.

According to him, within the period, 381 fire victims were saved, including property worth millions of naira while 45 road accident victims were rescued at different locations in the State

The NSCDC boss also disclosed that the Command was able to resolve 25 disputes, which range from land related matter, matrimonial issues and others between the willing populace of the 36 cases reported last year.

Abiodun also said the Command generated N15million, while 43 companies were renewed during the period.

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