The Special Intelligence Squad commissioned by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Commandant General Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi mni, OFR has continued to make magnificent landmark and meaningful results in her determination to salvage the nation from economic saboteurs who unrepentantly engage in illegal dealings in petroleum products through vandalism of oil pipelines, operation of illegal local refineries and exportation of such products to buyers thereby reducing the nation's revenue generation. 

Based on credible Intelligence the CG's SIS uncovered an illegal local refining site at a very thick forest in Nembe/Akwa area of Etche Local Government, Rivers State. While conducting an intensive operational tour for over 7 hours the team uncovered the process of carrying out the heinous crime where oil well-heads were vandalized and both rubber and galvanized metal pipes were inserted to divert crude oil to locally constructed refinery with cooking oven, storage tanks and reservoirs. 

The CG's SIS Commander, DC Appolos Dandaura decried the unrepentant and destructive nature of those perpetrating this untoward acts despite the efforts of the Security Agencies to curtail the tide. He affirmed that the Squad upon its commissioning till date has made tremendous achievements in the fight against Crude oil theft across the nation. He further appreciated the public for the confidence reposed on the NSCDC through credible intelligence received pledging that the fight against illegal dealings in petroleum products will not cease as those arrested and their sponsors would be brought to book and made to face the full wrath of the law. 

"It is very pathetic that in spite of the continuous destruction of numerous illegal bunkering sites, arrests and prosecution of suspects after thorough investigation many are still engaging in the illegal oil bunkering business unrepentantly; but let me assure the public that the credible information received are well appreciated because Intelligence is the bedrock of Security; we cannot do it alone except the communities partners with us by giving actionable intelligence that would help us carry out the task successfully and we will not relent in war against oil theft".

"During the operational tour we recovered the following exhibits: One (1) Red RWD 5200 Maxmech Gasoline Generator, 1 yellow Robin made pumping machine, many hoses and galvanized metal pipes, about 5,000 pieces of sack used for bagging AGO and already extracted DPK, over 10,000 packs of cellophane bags used for bagging the contents, 7 pieces of head flashlights, 2 packs of tiger super head batteries and 1 Plier".

"Upon sighting our operatives the suspects took to their heels leaving their clothings, tools and other materials; however the Rivers State Commandant Basil Igwebueze has been adequately briefed on the need to deploy effective surveillance team to monitor the area and possibly effect the arrest of perpetrators".


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