The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has uncovered an illegal oil bunkering and petroleum products adulteration site in Obo Ikot Ita, Nsit Ibom, Akwa Ibom.
The commandant of the NSCDC in the state, Mr Abidemi Majekodunmi, said during a raid of the site on Saturday that illegal oil bunkering remained inimical to the nation’s economy.
He alleged that the owner of the facility, one Glory Amos, was neck-deep into illegal oil bunkering and product adulteration.
He said “they raided the facility following sustained intelligence and monitoring, and all hands must be on deck to tackle this menace.
He also said “the facility does not only sabotage the economy, it is also dangerous to human health.
The commandant stated that the collateral implications of illegal oil bunkering on the society could not be quantified.
Also speaking during the exercise, Mrs Okuma Ekpoudom, an Assistant Chief Regulatory Officer with National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), described the activities going on at the site as unhealthy.
She commended the NSCDC for its show of diligence and commitment in the fight against illegal oil activities.