The Anti Vandals Squad of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Oyo State Command has said it apprehended two trucks belonging to vandals who have taken to their heels.
Mr Iskilu Akinsanya, the NSCDC Commandant in the state, giving the details of the situation in his office in Ibadan, stated that in one of the cases, a white DAF tanker was stopped on Monday morning around Oloje, near Dedun Village, Akinyele, Oyo State.
On Saturday night, the Commandant reported how a red Mark Diesel truck laden with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit was intercepted at Odo Omi, a border between Ogun and Oyo states.
Sources say that the truck had skidded off the road while trying to manoeuvre a bend on a small bridge in the forest.
The Commandant reported, “In the early hour of Monday 8th of February 2021, 3 am to be precise, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Oyo State Command Anti Vandal Team, stationed around Oloje area near Dedun Village in Akinyele Local Government of Oyo State, arrested a white DAF tanker at the NNPC right of way.
“On Saturday night, a red Mark Diesel Truck with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit was arrested at Odo Omi boundary between Ogun and Oyo states. The truck belonging to vandals, who operated in Ogun line, fell while trying to negotiate on a small bridge in the forest.
“The content had been trans loaded and it had been taken to Ibadan depot for decanting. The two trucks have no registration number while the drivers and their accomplices are at large.
“The vandals, on citing the men of the Anti Vandal Squad of Oyo NSCDC, abandoned the tankers.
“Meanwhile, after repair on the pipeline by NNPC, the product had been transferred to NNPC, Apata Depot while the tankers are in NSCDC custody.”
Me Iskilu Akinsanya who said that for the past two years no report of vandalization was reported in the state’s right of way, advised the vandals to look to reject crime and criminality as crime is a futile effort.
He also admonished those engaging in the vandalization of public infrastructures in the state to stop the criminal act, adding that any vandal caught by the NSCDC would be dealt with per the law.