Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Delta state Command have arrested 42 suspected criminals who committed offences including pipeline vandalism, crude oil theft, kidnapping, child molestation and human trafficking in the state within the past six months.
This was disclosed to The Guardian by the Public Relations officer of the Command, Emeka Peters Okwechime in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
According to Okwechime, the operatives of the Corps engaged the suspects at various tough scenarios leading to the arrest.
According to the NSCDC spokesperson, “We have arrested 12 suspects for trafficking. One of them was arrested for baby factory and would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”
Meawhile, the Command’s anti vandalism squad “gave a hot chase to a gang of kidnappers, who disguised as transporters using a bus. They loaded the bus at Uromi junction in Agbor to Warri, but diverted into Abavo bush. Our men chased them and rescued the kidnapped victims unhurt.”
He further explained that the operatives also intercepted a locally made boat with an unquantified amount of crude oil hidden beneath it, while the suspects were being trailed.
“In the Udu area, the Command invaded an illegal dump site where illegal diesels were stored in underground tanks. We have confiscated it, and cordoned off the area. Suspects are on the run.”