‘200 suspects arrested, 50 illegal refineries destroyed’

Operations of the Nigerian security and civil defense forces arrested about 200 suspects, destroyed 50 illegal refineries and recovered 300 trucks within a year.

This was stated by Corps Commander General Ahmed Audi in an interactive session with journalists during a meeting with state commanders and heads of anti-vandal units from the NSCDC at Corps headquarters in Abuja on Friday.

Audi said: “The civil defense is meeting expectations. So far, within a year of my administration, we have arrested 200 suspects, recovered 300 trucks and destroyed 50 illegal refineries.

“Oil theft and illegal bunkering are on the rise, but we are working on it and that is why we have scheduled the meeting to offer solutions to resolve the threat.”

Audi also noted that the federal government was concerned about the spate of oil theft across the country, adding that the president had ordered immediate implementation of policies to checkmate crime and cases of oil theft, bunkering and destruction of pipelines and pipelines. eradicate other critical national assets. .

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He urged the officers of the Corps to perform their duties properly and noted that anyone found guilty would be sanctioned.

He stated: “There is evidence that some of the anti-vandal units in some state commands are failing to carry out their duties. We are receiving reports of compromises. We have established an investigation panel and anyone found guilty will be severely sanctioned. ”

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