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NSCDC destroys illegal bunkering sites in Abia

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has dismantled a bunkering site at Ukwa East Local Government Area of Abia State.

In a statement signed by the NSCDC spokesperson, Babawale Afolabi, on Wednesday, the operatives also impounded 9,000 litres of automotive gas from oil thieves in the state.

According to Afolabi, the operations were conducted by the Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad in a renewed onslaught against the activities of economic saboteurs.

The illegal bunkering site, a large local boat for conveying locally refined petroleum products, and a loading point were destroyed by the NSCDC team.

He explained that the squad, through credible intelligence, got wind of oil bunkering activities taking place at Inhandu/Ikwariator Riverside,  Ukwa East Local Government Area where an uninterrupted loading and conveyance of AGO concealed in cellophane bags were ongoing and stormed the area.

He said those involved in the illegal activities ran away on sighting the NSCDC operatives.

“In its determination to salvage the nation from economic saboteurs, the Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad has dismantled an illegal oil bunkering site, a large local Pour-put Boat for conveying locally refined petroleum products, a loading point and Automotive Gas Oil amounting to 9000 litres at Inhandu Community of Ukwa East Local Government Area in Abia State.

“While touring across the site, some bags of AGO were also packed in an uncompleted building while some were loaded inside three different vehicles ready for supply.

“Some of the exhibits recovered at the crime scene are two fibre boats with 40HP Yamaha rngines, two empty J5 buses and one Sequoia Jeep about to be loaded, two large wooden boats still under construction and some quantities of AGO concealed in cellophane bags,” the spokesperson said.

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