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Minister arrests Ghanaians, Togolese pipeline vandals

26 January 2016, 18:13

Abuja - Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu on Monday led the arrest of a notorious international gang of pipeline vandals comprising of three Ghanaians, one Togolese, one Beninese and three Nigerians, at a newly discovered bunkering site offshore Lagos, New Telegraph reports.

The illegal bunkering sites at Robert-Victor village, popularly called ‘‘Idi Mango’’ located offshore Lagos, was described by Kachikwu as the den of Nigeria’s economic loss.

The Minister expressed shock at the illegal activities going on in the Lagos offshore location, adding that the community remained the engine room of economic sabotage posing a stumbling block to the nation’s wheel of progress.

Also read:Presidency vows to deal with pipeline vandals

Kachikwu said that in line with the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure zero tolerance to crude oil theft and pipeline vandalism, measures put in place by government have started achieving positive results.

The vandals were discovered and arrested with the help of the security contractors and Petroleum Product and Marketing Company (PPMC) personalities.

Read more at New Telegraph

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