The Lagos State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has bursted a syndicate, of oil pipeline vandals, in the Baruwa area of Alimosho Local Government, in Lagos State.
The vandals have reportedly vandalised the NNPC pipeline, in the area and escaped with tanker containing 60,000 litres worth of Premium Motor Spirit ( PMS), also known as petrol.
The Commandant ,Lagos Command, P. K. Ayeni, upon receiving a signal, via the Command’s Community Based Intelligence Network, about the criminal activities, of vandals at the Baruwa area of Alimosho Local Government, on Saturday 10th April, 2021, at about 01:35hrs, ordered the Head of the Anti- Vandal Unit on patrol to avert the unimaginable evil that may be perpetrated by these criminal elements.
In a statement on Sunday, the Command’s spokesman, Assistant Superintendent of Corps, Aboluri Oluwaseun said “to further daze the vandals with more damage during the operation, without any form of escape, the Armed Squad Commander, of the Command and the Divisional Officer, Alimosho Division were ordered to provide back up, for the operatives already at the scene. However, the men of the command were attacked, by hoodlums, in the line of duty, but the combined efforts of the Command’s team overpowered and smashed the vandals at the scene.”
“It is pertinent, to state here that the vehement resilience and gallantry, put up, by the personnel’s of the Lagos Command, against the vandals led, to the arrest of two of the vandals, a tanker ( Mack) fully loaded, with 60,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit ( PMS).
The spokesman said in addition, however that some of the vandals fled and took to their heels, at the instance of the combatant and galant show down of the Command’s Combined Team.”
According to him, the tanker containing the 60,000 litres of ( PMS – petrol) and the two vandals have been brought to the Lagos State Command, headquarters. Further investigation has also been instituted, over the illicit act perpetrated, by these vandals, in order to get to the root of the matter.
The NNPC authorities, in Lagos have also been informed, about the dastard act of the vandals, in the area and repair works had commenced, by them immediately upon receiving the information, from the Command