RE-ALLEGED ARREST OF PIPELINE VANDALS AND DPR WORKERS
The commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps FCT Command Aminu Abdullahi Kofarsoro in reaction to the publication on the involvement and arrest personnel of Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) refers to it as misleading, stating that the two agencies have a good working relationship.
He reiterates that the Corps in conjunction with personnel of the DPR carried out a joint operation which led to the arrest of seven suspects and the apprehension of five peddler trucks containing cooking gas.
The suspects were identified by personnel of DPR as operating illegally without the license backing up their business.
According to the DPR representative during arrest, the source of the cooking gas dealing on by the suspects is questionable and perceived to be hazardous to the final off takers, says Aminu.
It is pertinent to note that, the Corps and DPR have embarked on several joint operations in riding the society of those involved in dealing on petroleum products illegally, therefore no personnel of DPR was arrested, detained and paraded by the Corps as earlier reported.
Akinbinu David (CIC)