NSCDC arrest eight fake naval officers, 29 oil thieves in Rivers

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Friday paraded eight fake naval officers on an illegal escort in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

They were paraded alongside 29 suspected oil thieves as confirmed by the NSCDC Commandant in the state, Muktar Lawal, at the command’s headquarters in Port Harcourt

Lawal stated “Today (Friday), the command is parading 37 suspected oil thieves, 13 trucks, 18 drums containing suspected adulterated stolen petroleum products, one bus, five cars, one pumping machine, 37 pieces of suspected vandalised railway clips, four suspected railway slippers, a cylinder and a torchlight suspected to be used for act of vandalism.

“On April 9, 2021, the Nigeria Navy Ship Pathfinderz Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, handed over eight suspects to the command arrested for alleged naval impersonation and illegal escort duty onboard a security boat MV SANDUST.”

He added, “The fight against vandalism along the rail tracks and all oil installations in Rivers State is still ongoing and will not stop until vandals stay off the critical national assets and infrastructure in the state.”





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