20 December 2013, ibadan — The hope of some pipeline vandals to make brisk business before the end of the year has been dashed as the Oyo State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, intercepted their fuel tankers before delivery.
The premises of the command at Railway Quarters was almost filled up with hijacked trucks which they seized from vandals.
Speaking with newsmen, Wednesday, in his office, the state commandant, Mr. Shem Obafaiye, said his men apprehended a 33,000-litre Iveco tanker with number plate LAGOS XZ 375 FST used by suspected NNPC pipeline vandals at Ajagba village in Oyo East Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, a Dyna lorry with number plate XA 943 EDE was arrested on December 13, 2013 with 144 empty kegs at Ogbomosho South Local Government Area.
He said:”The vandals are at rush hour to make money being the end of the year, while we are ready to curb their dastardly act.
Obafaiye then warned all vandals in the state to stay out of NNPC pipeline right of way and all Federal Government infrastructures in the country.
Before the latest seizure, the command had paraded two trucks with 15,000 and 48,000 litres capacity at Ajagba in Oyo East Local Government Area of the state.
The number plates of the trucks, according to him, were Oyo XB 7340 YRE and Lagos XT 121 KSF.