Kaduna - The Nigeria Security and Civil
Defense Corps (NSCDC) said on Monday in Kaduna that it had arrested six tanker
drivers who allegedly diverted 148,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to
Alhaji Modu Bunu, the state NSCDC Commandant, said this
while parading the suspects before newsmen.
Bunu said that the tankers were impounded on Saturday at an
undisclosed location within the state, adding that the product was meant for
Abuja, Jos and Kano, but was allegedly diverted to Kaduna.
The commandant said that the arrest was based on
intelligence information which led to the mobilisation of operatives to
He said that the suspects were arrested at about 12:15 a.m.
on Saturday within Kaduna State.
"Details showed that the tanker with registration number
KAF 662 ZA was carrying 30,000 litres of PMS while DKA 515 ZP had 40,000
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"The third one with registration number BAU 262 XR was
carrying 45,000 litres suspected to have been diverted.
"In the same vein, the remaining truck, a DAF 85, is
without registration number and was conveying 33,000 litres of PMS.
"The apprehensive occupants of the DAF on sighting
operatives of the NSCDC, abandoned the vehicle and took to their heels.’’
Bunu commended other security operatives in the state for
the cooperation given to the corps and urged residents to be more vigilant and
report suspicious movements to security agents.
"I want to commend the synergy between the corps and other
security agencies, and I implore members of the public to also collaborate with
the corps by reporting timely to us in the fight against vandalism and other
forms of crime.
"We are determined to carry out our statutory mandate but without
the cooperation of the public, the command may not achieve all we want,’’ Bunu
Bunu said that the suspects were being investigated and
would soon be charged to court.