The commandant general, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu said the corps has destroyed about 450 illegal refineries, arrested over 3,000 vandals and confiscated a lot of vehicles which were forfeited by the court and auctioned off since he assumed office in July, 2015.
The NSCDC boss who stated this when he played host to the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru , requested that the corps be assisted with arms and equipment that will enable them combat pipeline vandalism in the country.
The CG stated that with adequate capacity, the NSCDC could eradicate the incidence of vandalism of critical infrastructure such as power line, pipeline, telecoms base station and other national assets.
The CG said rather than give them money, the agency would appreciate corporation’s assistance, noting that the agency lacked sophisticated equipment, particularly arms, adding that pipeline vandals who operate as syndicates are well armed.
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