The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC, Delta Command, has arrested 11 suspected oil pipeline vandals in the state.
The Public Relations officer of the command, Emeka Peter, said this in a press statement made available to the newsmen in Asaba.
The statement quoted the State Commandant, Abiodun Iskilu, as saying that the alleged vandals, aged between 32 years and 66 years, were caught transporting vandalised crude oil pipes at Evurode in the Ughelli South Local Government Area.
He said that the suspects were handed over to the NSCDC by the operatives of Operation Delta Safe of the Nigeria Army due to the synergy and collaboration by both organisations.
Iskilu explained that the NSCDC was determined to smoke out all criminals operating in the state.
He pledged to heat up the security temperature to make it unbearable for criminal elements to operate in Delta.