NSCDC chief, Gana orders tighter security on oil pipelines

NSCDC chief, Gana orders tighter security on oil pipelines

Saturday, September 19, 2015 12:35 pm


*Condemns killing of DSS operatives by pipeline vandals.
Abdullahi Muhammadu Gana

Abdullahi Muhammadu Gana

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Muhammadu Gana has ordered  his men to provide tighter security in all critical infrastructure of government.

This he said would prevent the tragic incident that occurred in Konu, a border town between, Arepo, Ogun State and Ikorodu, Lagos State, when suspected pipeline vandals and oil thieves  shot dead some operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS).
The pipeline vandals reportedly ambushed the operatives in what could be described as a ‘bloody encounter,”
In a condolence message to DSS,  Gana said:
“I learned with great sadness and shock the news of the killing of DSS operatives by suspected pipeline vandals. The NSCDC condemns, in the strongest possible terms, this criminal attack.
“I would like to present my deep and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims,  the Government and the Department of State Security (DSS)”.
Abdullahi said his agency has  declared war against vandals, warning them to steer clear of government infrastructure or face the full  weight of the consequences of their actions
A statement by DC Emmanuel Okeh, Public Relations Officer of NSCDC  said the corps as a creation of government by an Act of Parliament was saddled with responsibility of protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure and national assets.
This include  protection of petroleum pipelines, gas installations, telecommunication facilities, transport facilities such as rails and  roads.
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