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Illegal Bunkering Sites Destroyed by NSCDC in Abia State



The dismantling of a bunkering site in Ukwa East Local Government Area of Abia State was successfully carried out by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

A statement released by NSCDC spokesperson, Babawale Afolabi, on Wednesday confirmed that the operatives seized 9,000 liters of automotive gas from oil thieves in Abia State.

As stated by Afolabi, the operations were executed by the Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad in a robust effort to combat the unlawful activities of economic saboteurs.

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

Through reliable intelligence, the squad discovered ongoing oil bunkering activities at Inhandu/Ikwariator Riverside in Ukwa East Local Government Area, leading to an immediate operation to halt the illicit loading and transportation of AGO hidden in cellophane bags.

Upon noticing the NSCDC operatives, those engaged in the illegal operations fled the scene.

“In a bid to protect the nation from economic sabotage, the Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad has successfully dismantled an illegal oil bunkering site, a large local Pour-put Boat for conveying locally refined petroleum products, a loading point, and seized 9,000 liters of Automotive Gas Oil in Inhandu Community of Ukwa East Local Government Area, Abia State.

“During the investigation, several bags of AGO were found in an unfinished building, some loaded in three different vehicles ready for distribution.

“Among the items recovered at the crime scene were two fiber boats with 40HP Yamaha engines, two empty J5 buses, one Sequoia Jeep prepared for loading, two large wooden boats in construction, and quantities of AGO concealed in cellophane bags,” the spokesperson elaborated.