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How We bursted fertiliser syndicate & arrests 20 electricity vandals--Anambra NSCDC

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Anambra State Command on Saturday intercepted a trailer load of fertiliser being allegedly diverted by a syndicate to an undisclosed destination.
The State Commandant, Mr Godwin Omoregie, disclosed this to newsmen in Awka, the state capital.
Omoregie said the fertiliser worth million of naira was intercepted at Amansea, Awka North Council Area of the state.
He said the consignment was initially alloted to a dealer in Anambra at the Eleme Petrochemical Depot for agricultural purposes.

He said the driver and two other persons arrested at the time of the interception were being quizzed.
He said the trailer load of fertiliser was intercepted by his men who were on surveillance following a tip-off.
He said “As we know, fertiliser is primarily used for agriculture and the farmers here in the state who it was meant to serve can no longer access it.”
“It is also used for explosives and these criminals pay more to get this fertilizer. So our investigations are on going to expose the activities of these economic saboteurs,’’ he said.
The commandant also disclosed that no fewer than 20 suspected electricity thieves, who specialised in cannibalization of power installation in Anambra state had been arrested.
He said activities of the vandals had contributed to the power outages experienced in some parts of the state.
Omoregie said the personnel of the NSCDC were on a 24- hour vigilance in every part of the state to complement the efforts of other security agencies.
He warned criminals to leave the state as there would be no hiding place for them in the state.
He noted that NSCDC would ensure that the state remain safe for business in line with the the objectives of the state government.

He said,   “Anambra is safe and we will continue to keep it safe. Personnel of NSCDC are strategically distributed in the state on 24/7 basis both on static and floating patrols.

” We want to warn that every criminally minded person should relocate because Anambra is never a safe haven, any more’’, Omoregie said.
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