BY GABRIEL OKECHUKWU, PORT HARCOURT
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Rivers State Command has condemned illegal oil bunkering and other unlawful oil deals in parts of the State.
The Commandant Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Rivers State Command, Abu Tambuwal who took the stand when he visited the site of fire incident caused by bunkering activities in Ogba/Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State and Abeji in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, wondered why the operators of illegal refineries decided to continue the act despite the consequences.
The fire incident which occurred at the boundary between Imo and Rivers State led to the death of over hundred persons including children who were burnt beyond recognition on Saturday, 23rd April, 2022.
Commandant Tambuwal while restating the determination of NSCDC to bring to an end oil theft and pipeline vandalism in the state, noted that oil theft has damaging consequences on the environment and the economy of the nation.
“The State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Rivers State Command Abu Tambuwal said the Command condemns all act of sabotaging the economy of the nation, environmental degradation, fire outbreak through oil bunkering activities. He affirmed that the Command under his watch will not leave any stone unturned in the fight against illegal dealings in petroleum products, oil theft and illegal bunkering activities”
The NSCDC State Commandant commiserated with the bereaved families over the unfortunate incident.
Commandant Abu Tambuwal however applauded the synergy between sister security operatives who pulled Forces together in crowd control and emergency responses at the scene.