IPMAN raises alarm over continuous vandalism on NNPCL pipeline

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The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) at the Ejigbo Satellite Depot has raised an alarm over the continuous vandalism of pipelines in Idimu, Alimosho Local Council Development Area of Lagos. The Chairman of IPMAN Ejigbo Satellite Depot, Mr. Akin Akinrinade, reported that vandals were caught scooping petrol from the System 2B pipeline in front of Good Luck Estate in Idimu, but they managed to escape when security agents tried to apprehend them. A truck with registration number JND 162 XA was also apprehended at the scene of the vandalism. IPMAN expressed appreciation for the efforts of the security agencies in apprehending the culprits but called for a thorough investigation and justice to be served. The association urged the Lagos State Government to be proactive in protecting the pipelines and called on residents to provide timely intelligence on pipeline activities. IPMAN emphasized the need for collaboration between security agencies, traditional rulers, and IPMAN executives in combating pipeline vandalism. The association also called on the federal government to impose tougher penalties against pipeline vandals and urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) to ensure the safety of lives and property around its facilities.

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