Lagos State Police Command says its operatives have foiled an attempt by hoodlums to steal oil at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Pipeline in the state.
This was disclosed by the command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, via his verified Twitter handle on Saturday. Hundeyin said that the incident happened in the Idimu area of the state, at about 2:00 a.m.
According to him, the hoodlums unlawfully gained access into the site and were siphoning oil from the pipeline into their tanker. The image-maker said that the police, who got information about the theft, stormed the scene and the thieves abandoned their tools and fled.