A suspected pipeline syndicate operating at a creek, at Iyana-Odo, along LASU-Isheri Road, Lagos State has been bursted.
The men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command, made the burst over the weekend while on patrol to Iyana-Odo axis at about 3.35 in the morning.
The men of NSCDC were hinted that some suspected oil pipeline vandals were operating at the creek.
On arrival, the vandals were said to have loaded a 30,000 litres capacity truck with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol.
The Command’s robust ‘Community Based Intelligence Network’ bursted the vandals at the scene of crime.
However, the actual quantity of content was yet to be ascertained though the suspected vandals took to their heels on sighted the combatant and galant team of the Anti- Vandal Unit.
The Commandant Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Lagos State Command, Ayeni Kolawole having received the information swung into action and led a team of officers, at about 09:35 in the morning to the crime scene for an on the spot assessment of the dastard act and unscrupulous activities of the vandals.
The team includes; the Head of Intelligence, Head of Anti – Vandal Unit, Armed Squad personnel, Public Relations Officer, OC Exhibit and some intelligence officers.
The truck was thereafter impounded but no suspect was apprehended but the NSCDC operatives were stationed at the scene.
The truck is currently at the State Command Headquarters as ordered by the Commandant.
Commandant Ayeni has also ordered that further investigations be instituted, over the illicit act perpetrated by the vandals in order to get to the root of the matter and ensure justice.
He said the the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, has been advised to commence repair work on the pipelines.
Ayeni said the command would ensure that the vandals are arrested and brought to book in accordance with the provisions of the law