The operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Akwa Ibom State have impounded nine trucks loaded with 400,000 litres of suspected adulterated petroleum products and arrested two suspects.
The Commandant of the corps in the state, Mr Suleiman Mafara, disclosed this in a statement issued which was made available to newsmen.
Mafara said, “The command has through the concerted, coordinated and collaborative efforts with the Nigerian Army (NA) and the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) successfully cracked down on criminals who sabotage activities in the oil and gas sector.
“We have impounded nine trucks containing petroleum products such as AGO, LPFO and crude oil. The fight is ongoing and we will not relent until we rid the state of criminal elements.”
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He explained that the operations lasted from November 12 to November 20 in Eket, Ikot Abasi and Etinan LGAs, adding that some drivers of the trucks ran away on sighting security operatives and only two were apprehended. (NAN)