Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Delta State have arrested six suspected pipeline vandals in Ogwashi-Uku community near Asaba and six suspected bush burners in Sapele and Oghara communities.
The suspects were said to have been arrested in the early hours of Friday on a tip-off and with the help of various vigilance groups in those areas.
The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mrs. Beatrice Irabor who spoke to journalists in Asaba, said the suspects were being prosecuted based on the power granted the NSCDC on pipeline vandalism.
She said the suspects upon interrogation confessed to the crimes.
She said the NSCDC, having come a long way in its efforts to fighting criminality, it appealed to the Federal and State Governments to provide it with the needed equipment to further strengthen and empower the corps for better service delivery.