NSCDC Intercepts Large Quantity of Stolen Crude Oil In Imo, Declare Total War On Oil Thieves

The operatives of the NSCDC have intercepted large quantity of stolen crude oil, impounded all the stolen crude oil which was subsequently destroyed by setting them on fire In Imo State. 

National PRO, CSC Babawale Zaid Afolabi ina press statement disclosed that the NSCDC swiftly moved to the riverine location where many drums filled with adulterated crude oil were discovered. 

"You may recall that a few days ago, on the 19th of November 2023, the CG's special intelligence squad, discovered a large quantity of adulterated crude oil inside warehouses located in a thick forest and at Izorsu Community in Imo State, I want to inform you again that on the 24th of November, 2023, the vigilant and eagle-eyed special intelligence squad of the NSCDC have been able to detect and intercept another large quantity of vandalized and stolen adulterated crude oil believed to have been siphoned from a vandalized wellhead belonging to a multinational oil company and located at Nkwuogologo Area in Ogiata LGA, Imo State.

The NSCDC CG's special operatives were on their routine patrol when they received an intelligence tip-off that some bunkers and vandals were siphoning crude oil from an oil wellhead belonging to a foreign oil company and that they were packing it inside nylon polythene bags moving the consignment towards the creek across the river. 

On sighting the CG SIS operatives, the criminal elements took to their heels and abandoned the stolen products. The operatives were able to impound all the stolen crude oil which was subsequently destroyed by setting them on fire. 

In the meantime, the Commandant General, Ahmed Abubabakar Audi,min,OFR has been briefed on the development and has ordered a massive manhunt for the vandals who are at large. 

The Commandant General wishes to reiterate the readiness of the corps not to relent on the effort to rid the society of the oil thieves, especially in the Niger Delta region adding that the Corps is battle ready to achieve huge success. 

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