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NSCDC Seizes 16,000 Litres Of Stolen Petroleum Products

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC in Cross River, has impounded 16,000 litres of stolen petroleum products in the state.


The state NSCDC Commandant, Mr Samuel Fadeyi, said the stolen products which are mainly Automotive Gas Oil also known as diesel, were stored in drums and gallons and hidden at trailer parks across the state.

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Speaking with journalists on Monday in Calabar while inspecting the seized petroleum products, Fadeyi said the search became necessary following an instruction from the Commandant General of NSCDC that some illegal activities were going on in parks.

“Some of the places we went to, we met a lot of hostilities, so we make sure that we destroy the capacity of the perpetrators from continuing in the business and quickly exit the area to avoid human casualties.

“Some of these hawkers work like cartels, once they see security officials they attack and escape but we make sure we impound the products,” he said.

He said the operation wasn’t a witch-hunt but to send a strong message because of the negative impact of the activities of the hawkers on the nation’s economy and the environment through smuggling and adulteration.

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He commended the Nigerian Navy Ship Victory and Sector 4, Operation Delta Safe, for joining the corps during the operation to impound and arrest smugglers of petroleum products from Nigeria to Cameroon.


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