Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) have intercepted and recovered four vehicles in Abia State conveying various quantities of adulterated blue gas wrapped in polythene bags.
They were apprehended on Wednesday at Umumba-Umuire in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State, southeast Nigeria.
The Abia State NSCDC Commandant, Walter Akubuiro, who paraded the vehicles before reporters, said they were abandoned by the suspects who took to their heels on sighting operatives of the command.
Mr Akubuiro exhibited the seized adulterated blue gas and the recovered vehicles with registered number DV908QBJ, BK61YAB, EM2355MK and ACH588AA at the NSCDC Headquarters in Umuahia, the state’s capital.
He maintained that the command would not relent in frustrating the activities of saboteurs, saying it has intensified the anti-vandalisation campaign to flush oil thieves out of the state.
The commandant hinted that unprecedented surveillance had been mounted on all the oil pipelines across the state and warned vandals to steer clear.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has rescued an abandoned baby girl in Abia State, southeast Nigeria.
The infant was dropped by the mother with a letter that the baby should not be sold but handed over to motherless babies’ home or any well-meaning Nigerian who can cater for her welfare.
Reacting to the development on Tuesday, the Abia State NSCDC Commandant, Walter Chika, noted that the right of every Nigerian child must be protected.
He revealed that the abandoned child was rescued by the Anti-Traffic Unit of the agency near a health centre in Avodim village in Umuahia South Local Government Area of the state.
Against Child’s Right
The NSCDC Commandant urged young women to ensure that they were ready for child care before engaging in acts that could result into pregnancy.
He stated that abandoning children under the disguise of inability to care for them was a criminal act and against the right of the Nigerian child.
Mr Chika also called on the mother to show sympathy for the child who needed her love.
He disclosed that discussion was ongoing with designated ministry to take responsibility for the child.