The Kano State Command Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has sealed three illegal oil dump sites and arrested 19 suspects in the state.
The NSCDC State Commandant, Mr Adamu Idris-Zakari, disclose this while briefing newsmen shortly after an operation in Kano.
He maintained that the Corps under the leadership of the Commandant General Dr Ahmed Abubakar-Audi, established a Special Intelligence Squad in its fight against oil bunkering and economic sabotage.
“The suspects were arrested by the team based on intelligence report and discovered three oil dump sites which are hazardous to the community.”
“The suspects specialized in illegal hoarding of petroleum products there by creating artificial scarcity of petroleum products in Kano.”
Commandant Adamu Zakari explained that the discovered that one of the oil dump site recently gut fire which caused serious hazard to the inhabitant of that area.
He noted that the sealed illegal oil dump sites included Hotoro Tsamiyar mashaya and two at Hotoro near mega station, kwanar yashi.
“The items recovered included 6 trucks, 46,000 litres of suspected adulterated AGO, rubber jerricans, caliberated rubber tanks, trucks, pick up vans and drums among others.”
Commandant Adamu Zakari advised the general public to always provide the Corps with prompt information on illegal oil dump sites for their safety.