The Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps Akwa Ibom State command stated its operatives have uncovered about 3,000 litres of suspected adulterated diesel hid in a truck laden with sand.
It added that three suspects had been arrested in reference to the crime.
The state commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Samuel Fadeyi who disclosed this to newsmen in Uyo, the State capital stated the suspects had been coming from Ahoada, Rivers State on Tuesday March 2, 2021 after they had been apprehended on the border city between Akwa Ibom and Rivers State.
Fadeyi acknowledged that the command can solely verify that it was diesel hid in sand and unsure if there have been different ammunitions hid contained in the sand saying that investigation was ongoing.
His phrases, “That is an exhibition of individuals making an attempt to smuggle illegally outlined diesel. You’ll be able to see they tried to hide it in sand. It was an open truck and ordinarily whenever you see it, you suppose they’re conveying sand. However because of the vigilance of my males on the border publish, they had been capable of intercept the truck.
“For now we are able to solely verify that it’s diesel. We don’t Know what’s inside, it’s nonetheless present process investigation. However I’ve to sound a word of warning to those that they can’t proceed to sabotage our economic system.
“Unlawful refined oil are merchandise of oil theft and this should not be allowed to proceed, even the degradation that it does to the economic system is insufferable and it’s an issue for the nation.
“That’s the reason we’ve to carry this to your discover as a result of as safety brokers, we’d like your info regarding a few of these individuals, they don’t seem to be ghosts; they do this stuff in entrance of individuals. It’s very unlucky that you simply see a truck loaded with sand solely so that you can discover out that there’s something inside You by no means can inform that there is likely to be arms and ammunition in there.
“They’re three suspects on this we’re going to prosecute them and they’re going to see their days in court docket. I’ve additionally directed my males within the subject notably these on the border posts to be very alert as this has been the trick of criminals, in order that Akwa Ibom and Nigeria should stay protected.”
NSCDC uncovers adulterated diesel hid in truck load of sand, arrests three suspects