Despite the recent COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions of commercial activities; the Delta State Command of the NSCDC has recently confirmed to have arrested 11 suspects with 3 trucks of allegedly stolen crude oil impounded in the last 3 months alone.
Mr. Chike Ikpeamaonwu, the Delta state NSCDC commander made this disclosure during a recent press briefing in the state capital, Asaba.
Delta State NSCDC command says it has arrested 11 suspects and impounded 3 trucks loaded with stolen crude oil in the last 3 months
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The Delta state NSCDC commander also mentioned that the command has remarkably secured 3 convictions since he assumed office 3 months ago. He stated that over the last 3 months, the Delta State NSCDC arrested 11 different suspects and also impounded 3 trucks that were loaded with “obviously” stolen crude oil in the last 3 months alone.
Despite boasting of this achievement, the commander, however, complained that the current COVID-19 pandemic has actually affected information gathering and take-off which he says are crucial for their kind of job that basically thrives on surveillance.
He disclosed that the setback caused by the Coronavirus pandemic has now prompted the Command to revive its Asaba Marne Team which is attached to a unit of the Delta State NSCDC.
He explained that this team has so far been helping the Command to curb all forms of vandalism in Delta State.
Mr. Chike Ikpeamaonwu also noted that the Delta State NSCDC proudly mobilized and trained officers that have been helping the state government to enforce the COVID-19 lockdown directives.
Check out a recent press video below confirming that the Delta State NSCDC command’s philosophy of staying safe amidst COVID-19 pandemic is actually paying off;
NSCDC Delta command philosophy of staying safe to save "others" paying off