The commander Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Mr Michael Ochogwu disclosed on Wednesday that 60 drums of adulterated fuel were confiscated along the bank of River Niger in Onitsha by his officers.
Ochogwu told newsmen in an interview in Awka that no arrest was made as the suspects and owners of the products escaped on citing security operatives.
He also said his men recovered a truck with Lagos registration number XL 166 APP, carrying the consignment Saturday at 3am.
“The anti-vandals department went out last Saturday with the arms given to us by the federal government after we received information on the activities of the vandals.
“The presence of the armed operatives of the corps chased away the vandals who abandoned 60 drums of adulterated fuel and the truck while off loading the products,” he said.
Meanwhile, the commander explained that the truck load of products has been detained at its headquarter in Awka along with a drivers’ license recovered in the process.
“Since the vandals decided to run away, we have towed their vehicle to Awka. Whoever owns the truck should report to our headquarter to make claims,” he added.