Suspected oil thieves have killed a officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Rivers State.
A statement released by the security agency’s spokesperson, Ekunola Gbenga said Godwin Mbula, a chief corps assistant, was killed early Saturday at Shell Manifold located at Gio, Rivers State.
The statement said the gunmen, “suspected to be oil bunkerers (thieves),” went to the “manifold known as Gio to siphon oil, but were resisted by the NSCDC men guiding the manifold.”
A “massive manhunt for the perpetrators of the dastardly act” has been ordered by the corps boss, Abdullahi Gana, the statement said.
“The commandant general said the nation is facing challenges with unrepentant vandals,” adding that “the Corps was also giving them sleepless time to reduce to the lowest minimum nefarious activities of vandals across the nation.”
The killing was said to have been perpetrated at about 3am Saturday