The anti-vandal unit of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kaduna State Command has prevented the vandalisation of petroleum pipelines which run from Suleija to Kaduna and Kano; recovering some of the tools used by vandals.
The State Commandant of the Corps, Alhaji Modu Bunu disclosed this yesterday noting that operatives of the Corps also forestalled another incident of vandalism at Kilometer 35, Fifth Chucker along Kaduna-Jos road.
Speaking on the rigorous operations, the State Commandant of the Corps, Alhaji Modu Bunu attributed the success to timely response to distress calls received from hunters and guards attached to Casiva Nigeria Limited.
“On receipt of a distress call at about 2030hours from hunters, the operatives of the anti-vandal unit swiftly mobilized to the pipeline located at Kilometer 267 Suleja-Kaduna pipeline but the vandals took to their heels on sighting the personnel, abandoning their tools. Similarly, towards the end of June at about 300hours, the anti-vandal personnel from the state command got information from guards attached to Casiva Nigeria Limited about a suspected truck which was sighted moving into the bush presumably owed by vandals,”
“Our personnel were immediately deployed to trail the suspects in order to contend the illegal economic activity. At a location in the bush neither the truck nor vandals were seen, but equipment used for suspected vandalism were found concealed in fresh leaves and were recovered by the anti-vandal team,” he said.
Among the items recovered in the two operations include two welding machines, two generators, two 16mm drilling machines, six drilling blades, electro holder, three sledge hammers, diggers, shovels and adhesive gum.
Others are big punches, earth cables, sealing tube, yarns, welding clamps and thread gum and Teflon tape among others.
While the Command called for closer collaboration with the public in order to succeed in the task of protecting critical asset and national infrastructure, it commended the efforts of the traditional institution, promising to treat all information given with utmost confidentiality.