The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC has said that over 546 suspects have been arrested and 51 convicted for various crimes from January 2022 till date.
NSCDC, during the same period destroyed 71 illegal refineries and 22 illegal oil bunkering sites, and 134 trucks impounded.
The Commandant General, NSCDC, Ahmed Audi stated this on the occasion of the World Civil Defence Day with the theme ‘The role of information technologies in risk assessment’, on Wednesday, in Abuja.
According to him, he noted that with technology, risk assessment and crime detention has been made easily, adding that the Corps is meeting up with challenges of modern crime fighting and management.
He said NSCDC has maintained a dogged fight against the activities of criminal elements such as vandals, economic saboteurs and oil thieves with the use of advanced technologies.
Speaking further, he added that consequently, between January 2022 and to date, over 546 suspects have been arrested, 429 under prosecution, 51 convicted, 71 illegal refineries destroyed, 22 illegal oil bunkering sites destroyed, 134 trucks impounded, 36 boats and other equipment used in perpetrating illegal oil bunkering confiscated.