Military officials, others behind crude oil theft, says NSCDC

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Delta State Command, has threatened to publish the names of retired and serving uniformed men including military personnel, their relatives and others behind crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism in the country. 

The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC in the state, Emeka Peters, disclosed this in a statement in Asaba on Sunday. 

He said, “Heads will roll, if the corps decides to publish the names of those behind crude oil theft, pipeline vandalism, illegally dealing in petroleum products, economic sabotage amongst others.

“Following preliminary investigation and confessional statements from suspects arrested, the suspects revealed some of the identities of their sponsors and those behind crude oil theft, pipeline vandalism, illegal refineries, economic sabotage and a host of other socio-economic crimes under the purview of the NSCDC.

“The force is poised to publish the names of those behind the dastardly act, which, as indicated from the confessional statements made by suspects, contained names of high profile personalities, respected leaders in the societies, even retired and serving uniform personnel and their relatives.”

He said the “machine, equipment and technical know-how” used by crude oil vandals are expensive and “traceable to the rich in the society”. 

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