NNPC staff, oth­ers ar­rested over van­dal­ism in Plateau

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ibrahim Has­san, Jos

The Plateau State Com­mand of Nige­rian Se­cu­rity & Civil De­fence Corps (NSCDC) says it ar­rested over 180 per­sons for van­dal­iz­ing oil pipe­lines and com­mit­ting var­i­ous crimes in 2013.

The state com­man­dant of the corps, Vin­cent Ba­ture, dur­ing an in­ter­view with news­men in his of­fice yes­ter­day, said some of those ar­rested were staff of the Nigeria Na­tional Petroleum Cor­po­ra­tion (NNPC).

Ba­ture,

who

ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion with the level of com­mit­ment of his staff in fight­ing crimes in Plateau State, said the ar­rest of three staff of NNPC main­te­nance depart­ment early this year had helped in re­duc­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties of van­dals who were ter­ror­iz­ing the Mista Ali area of Plateau State.

The com­man­dant said six people were ar­rested for van­dal­iz­ing NNPC oil pipe­lines in Bassa Lo­cal govern­ment Area and two were sen­tenced to 25 years in prison, adding that the ar­rest of one per­son who was the ring leader led his men into mak­ing more ar­rests.

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