The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anti Vandals Squad, Oyo State Command said it has seized two trucks belonging to some pipeline vandals.
The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mr Iskilu Akinsanya, while giving the details in the state headquarters in Ibadan, explained that the two trucks were seized on separate occasions on Saturday and Monday.
He said that in one of the cases, a white DAF tanker was intercepted in the early hour of Monday around Oloje, near Dedun Village, Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State.
While on Saturday night, a red Mark Diesel truck laden with 33,000 liters of Premium Motor Spirit was intercepted at Odo Omi, boundary between Ogun and Oyo states.
It was learnt that the truck had skidded while trying to negotiate a bend on small bridge in the forest and when the vandals cited the men of the Anti Vandal Squad of Oyo NSCDC, they abandoned the tankers.
Akinsanya further explained that after repair on the pipeline by NNPC, the product had been transferred to NNPC, Apata Depot while the tankers are in NSCDC custody.
Meanwhile, the Commandant, who stated that no account of vandalization was recorded in the state’s right of way for the past two years, urged the vandals to look to shun crime.
He warned those engaging in vandalization of public infrastructures in the state to desist from the act, saying whoever is caught by the NSCDC would be dealt with in accordance to the laws.
The NSCDC said efforts had been intensified across the states of the federation to tackle pipeline vandals.