The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command on Wednesday, apprehended a syndicate of oil pipeline vandals, in the Abule-Idowu axis of the state.
The security team also recovered an undisclosed quantity of petrol from the vandals.
According to eyewitnesses, the suspected vandals bagged them in sacks via a swampy route in Abule Onilu area, of Lagos State, at about 7 am of last Sunday.
However, the Command responded swiftly, to stop the vandals, through an emergency call.
NSCDC Lagos upon receiving the emergency signal, through the Command’s intelligence network, directed the Anti-vandal unit of the command, to respond swiftly against the activities of the vandals, in order to secure lives and property and avert oil explosion, in the area.
The Anti-vandal team thereafter enlightened the residents about the dangers, involved, in oil theft and pipeline vandalism and other notorious acts.
Also, the team evacuated the bagged product from the swampy route.
Ayeni said that the effects of oil explosion is absolutely negative in residential areas and could lead to loss of lives and property.
He enjoins Lagos residents to see security as a collective business and cooperate with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Command, in the area of intelligence and information gathering, so that criminal activities will be completely eradicated, in the state.Follow us on social media