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Oil theft: Fed Govt dissolves NSCDC’s anti-vandal unit, road blocks

The Federal Government has ordered the immediate dismantling of the Anti-Vandal Unit of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) across the country.

It said the dissolution became imperative, following the uninspiring performance of the unit in the past few months and the need to sanitise and bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the operations of the unit.

NSCDC’s Commandant General, Dr. Ahmed Audi, announced the dissolution before a meeting with the 36 states commandants and the FCT Commandant as well as top management officials of the corps at its headquarters in Abuja.

Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola approved the dissolution of the unit, saying all unapproved road blocks mounted by NSCDC personnel across the country had been dissolved with immediate effect.

Audi explained that following unprecedented reports of crude oil theft, vandalism of critical national infrastructure, and collusion of some personnel with criminals, the government had come to the inevitable conclusion that the Anti-Vandal Unit could not deliver on its mandate.