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The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Bayelsa, on Sunday warned oil thieves and pipeline vandals in the area to steer clear of the infrastructure or risk crackdown by the law.
The Commandant of NSCDC in the state, Mrs. Christiana Abiakam, who gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Yenagoa, said that the corps was committed to stopping the crime.
She said that the command was determined to overcome the obstacles before it, noting that the corps would work collaboratively with sister security agencies in joint operations to sustain the stability so far achieved in the crude oil operational environment for increased oil production.
She said “We will not be deterred by the challenges before us,” “We have resolved to sustain the fight against economic crime by oil thieves and vandals of oil facilities and we have sent warnings to them.
“With our intensified and intelligence-driven operations, the criminals will have no option other than to turn a new leaf or leave the state.