The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has aborted a plan to damage Warri-Kaduna crude oil pipeline.
The Kaduna State Command of the NSCDC announced this to newsmen in a statement issued on Tuesday, saying that, the suspected vandals were at large, but an oil tanker and other items were recovered at the scene of the crime.
NSCDC in the statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASC Orndiir Terzungwe said, the incident took place at Juji in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.
The statement said “Determined to end incidence of vandalism in the country, operatives of the Nigeria Security & Civil Defence Corps, Kaduna state command, have foiled a criminal attempt by vandals to burst crude oil pipelines located at Juji, Chikun Local Government of the state.
“Acting on information by other stakeholders, the command’s Anti-vandal operatives on their routine patrol of the pipelines in the area, mobilized swiftly to the scene at about 00:13 hours on October 13, 2018.
On reaching the scene located at KM 284.7 Warri–Kaduna Refinery Crude Oil Pipelines, the suspected vandals sighted them and took to their heels and abandoned a DAF Tanker with registration number KANO AH 535 KUR.
“Incriminating items recovered at the scene include: Two Rolls of Hose pipis, One small Tiger electric generating set One big hammer, One big punching rod and one big hoe.