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Task force on anti-pipeline vandalism arrests five

Task force on anti-pipeline vandalism arrests five

The operatives of the Inspector-General of Police’s Special Task Force on Anti-Pipeline Vandalism Unit have arrested five suspected vandals in Lagos.

Friday Ibadin, Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Task Force, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos that the suspects were arrested on Sunday at 7th Avenue, FESTAC town Lagos, with 270 bags of 120 litres of petrol.

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“We got an intelligence report at about 12.30a.m that vandals were at Ijedodo, Ijegun in Iba Local Government Council Development Area of Lagos, and were sailing across the river along FESTAC with petroleum products stolen from NNPC pipeline in Oke Agemo, Ijedodo.

“A police team led by Sector Commander of the task force, Lagos, Mr Onaghise Osayande, cordoned off the area. The suspects were arrested and several bags of stolen PMS were recovered.