The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, says the Agency has matched its words with action in the fight against crude oil theft, pipeline vandalism, among other mandates of the organisation.
The State’s Commandant, Akinsanya Abiodun, disclosed this while receiving an award from the Contingent of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Senior Course 45 on Study Tour to Abiodun in his office at the state’s headquarters in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
Akinsanya said that before now, illegal dealing on petroleum products was an all-comers affair, including illegal production and transportation of petroleum products at the detriment of the nation’s economy, environmental pollution, health implications, climatic factors and dangers to human, animal and aquatic life.
Presenting the award, the team leader, Air Commodore BOC Ifeobu, stated that the NSCDC boss was honoured for his selfless commitment and significant role in the security architecture of the State, with qualities worthy of emulation.
Akinsanya further noted that the crime rate of crude oil theft, artisanal refineries and illegal dealings on petroleum products was on the increase geometrically before now.
Recall that few months ago, the NSCDC State’s Commandant vowed to end crude oil theft on or before the end of December, which necessitated the inauguration of Special Forces in the State, which include the Commandant, Tactical Squad, CTS; the Commandant, Monitoring Team, and the re-jigged Anti-Vandal Squad, RAS.