NSCDC arrests suspected oil thieves in Rivers

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested two suspected crude oil thieves in Rivers State.

The NSCDC spokesman, Babawale Afolabi, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

He said the suspects were arrested by the Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad (CG’s SIS) after a tip-off by well-meaning Nigerians on their alleged involvement in pipeline vandalism and operation of an illegal refinery.

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“Items recovered from the suspects were one motorcycle, eight illegal refineries also known as cooking pots, situated at different locations, a welding tongue, a bottle of crude oil

“A list containing names of accomplices and a multinational oil company’s truck line points were also recovered from the suspects,” the spokesman added.

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