The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Delta on Tuesday said it arrested five suspected vandals of oil pipes.
Presenting the suspects to newsmen, the Commandant of NSCDC in the state, Mrs Isi Irabor, said the suspects were arrested in different parts of the state.
Irabor said NSCDC had resolved to eradicate oil theft, illegal bunkering and other crimes in the state.
She said the corps was doing its best to bring line pipe vandalism to the barest minimum in Delta.
Irabor said that two of the suspects, John Andrew and John Matthew were arrested in Warri South Local Government Area in possession of a locally fabricated boat popularly called Cotonou boat.
She said that the boat was fully loaded with an estimated 70,000 liters of crude oil.
The commandant said that one Frank Oweifawer was also arrested in Warri South with five drums of substance suspected to be illegally refined AGO in a speed boat.
She said that each of the drums contained 200 liters of AGO.
The commandant said that Friday Ichigbua and Frank Obaje were arrested in Ndokwa East with a truck containing substance suspected to be illegally refined AGO.
She said that the suspects would be charged to court after further investigations.
Irabor advised vandals and other criminals to stay away from crime and criminality or relocate from Delta.
She assured the people of the state that NSCDC had deployed men and available logistics to ensure a crime free Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Irabor appealed to the people to feel free to report suspected persons, movements or objects to security agencies for prompt action.
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