Suspected pipeline vandal dies, his accomplices arrested while siphoning fuel from a burst pipeline in Niger state

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Suspected pipeline vandal dies, his accomplices arrested while siphoning fuel from a burst pipeline in Niger state (photo)

A suspected pipeline vandal, Abu Shehu, 28, has died while trying to siphon fuel from a vandalized NNPC pipeline in Gwacipe village in Gurara local government area in Niger state.

In a statement released today July 7, the spokesperson of the state police command, Wasiu Abiodun, said while acting on credible information, police operatives attached to G/Babangida division, intercepted Abu who was suspected to have vandalized one of the NNPC pipeline in the village and was scooping PMS products from a dugout pit.

Wasiu said Abu became unconscious while in the excavated hole. The police rushed him to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

The police spokesperson said two accomplices of the deceased, Ibrahim Musa and Sani Musa both of Gwacipe village were arrested and will be charged to court soon.

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