The Nigeria Police Force has arrested 13 suspects for conspiracy, crude oil pipeline vandalism and theft of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol).
The suspects are : Isa Ibrahim, gang leader , Sani Usman, Hosea Danjuma, Aminu Salisu, Umar Abubakar, Aminu Muhammed, Ismaila Jimoh, Musa Mohammed , Abubakar Usman, Lucky David, Shagari Abiakeshi, Lucky Ajanasi and Destiny Amakeri.
The Force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, assistant commissioner of police, in a statement in Abuja on Friday, said the suspects were arrested in Kaduna, Niger and Delta.
He said that items recovered from them are: one Mercedes Benz actross 3335 truck, one Peugeot 407 saloon car, one Yamaha forty speed boat, 26 jerry cans of 25 litres of petrol among others.
Mr Moshood said the suspects admitted and confessed to the various roles they played in the commission of the crime.
“Investigation is in progress and effort is being intensified to arrest other suspects still at large. All suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation,” he said.
The spokesman called for continuous cooperation and support from Nigerians to the police personnel deployed throughout the country.
“The Force calls for continuous cooperation and support from Nigerians to the police personnel deployed throughout the country,” he said.
He said the Force was committed to ensuring secure and safe environment for economic growth and development of the country.