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Defence Corps embraces technology to thwart oil thieves

23 June 2015, 09:13 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it was adopting modern technology to address the problem of oil bunkering.

Commandant General of the Corps, Ade Abolurin, said the conventional approach of pipeline protection was becoming obsolete.

“We have seen over time that the conventional approach is becoming outdated and that is why we are bringing on a new strategy based on the use of technology as well as further enlargement of collaboration with other agencies that matters,” he said.

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“We have acquired drones presently we have nothing less 500, in terms of aircraft we will get to the level very shortly by the special grace of God. Because, currently as we speak, we are still experimenting in the riverine areas.”

Meanwhile, the agency on Monday disclosed it had arrested over 350 suspects for oil bunkering since the beginning of this year

Abolurin said the 350 offenders were arrested directly and indirectly while 35 had been prosecuted.

The Commandant General stated that bunkering is sabotage on the government by host community in their various regions.

- CAJ News


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