NSCDC nab 19 suspected oil thieves, uncovers building used for storing kpofire products

NSCDC nab 19 suspected oil thieves, uncovers building used for storing kpofire products

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In Rivers State, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp – NSCDC has arrested and detained over 19 suspected illegal oil thieves.NSCDC nab 19 suspected oil thieves, uncovers building used for storing kpofire products

The suspects were detained at various locations across the state, according to NSCDC commander – Michael Ogah, who spoke to the press on Monday in Port Harcourt.

He said that the arrest was made to support the state’s governor, Nyesom Wike, in his fight against illegal oil refining, and that the victories achieved in that battle had given the populace newfound hope.

The command recently teamed up with other commands to reassemble its Anti-vandal Squad with two gunboats in an effort to strengthen its fight against oil theft and vandalism throughout the state.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Rivers State discovered and shut down a structure that was used to store illegally processed petroleum products known as “Kpofire”.

The building is situated at Cornerstone Junction in Ozuoba, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state, according to Micheal Ogar, commandant of NSCDC, who also announced this on Monday in Port Harcourt.

He claims that the structure contains a plastic tank holding roughly 3,500 liters of fuel, two trash vehicles with built-in tanks, an underground tank holding an unspecified amount of illegally refined diesel, a pumping equipment, and two waste disposal trucks.

He mentioned that command representatives were positioned at the facility to ensure the capturing and prosecution of individuals responsible for the illicit activity.

Additionally, he stated that the command is determined to seeing that the state’s illegal act comes to a stop.

 

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