The Oyo State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) engaged some suspected vandals in a gun battle in the early hours of last Wednesday at about 3:00 a.m., after the hoodlums had successfully vandalised NNPC right of ways at Balogun Village in Ido Divisional Area of Oyo State.
Disclosing this to Sunday Tribune at the weekend, the state commandant, Mr Jao Adewoye said that men of the anti-vandal team of the Command was on routine patrol in the area when they met the vandals loading the petroleum product into drums and water tanks.
The Commandant listed the items recovered at the scene to include 19 drums filled with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), two tanks of 5,000-litre capacity and a Mercedez Benz truck with registration number RJ 67 KJA.
He further said that the suspected vandals escaped with gunshot wounds, while there was no casualty on the side of the civil defence.
The commandant admonished the residents of the area to ensure that they expose the vandals’ activities in their neighbourhood by furnishing the NSCDC with information.