…As Kwara command arrests 45 vandals

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No fewer than 45 suspected oil pipeline vandals have been arrested by the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Speaking with journalists on the activities of the anti-vandalism drive of the Command for 2015, in Ilorin, on Tuesday, the State Commandant, Augustine Obiekwe, said that not less than five of the suspects were sentenced to three years’ jail term each, adding that 40 others were being prosecuted at various courts.

He said that the achievements were recorded through pro-active action of his men in intercepting vandals, while in the act and through stop-and-search measures that were aimed at discouraging oil products diversion.

He also said that some of the suspected vandals were caught through routine surveillance and monitoring of the Nigerian National Petro0leaum Corporation (NNPC) right of way.

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