Illegal Release of 295 Smuggled Petroleum Tankers – Buhari Orders Immediate Disciplinary Actions against Culpable Security Officers

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Illegal Release of 295 Smuggled Petroleum Tankers - Buhari Orders Immediate Disciplinary Actions against Culpable Security Officers

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday ordered that immediate appropriate disciplinary actions should be meted out to culpable security officers involved in the recent illegal release of 295 smuggled petroleum tankers without due authorisation.

Some security officials charged with the responsibility of protecting Nigeria’s borders had on December 17, 2019 illegally released the tankers without approval from the appropriate authorities.

The President, who found the incident “disheartening,” directed the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, to set up a Board of Inquiry to investigate the crime.

“It was recommended to the President that all officials (civilian or security operatives) found to have connived to undermine government’s efforts should be withdrawn from the border drill and severely sanctioned by their respective organisations.

“The President has accepted the recommendations and directed the immediate withdrawal and replacement of all those found culpable.

“He has also directed that their respective organisations should mete immediate appropriate disciplinary actions to them,” said a statement by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

Meanwhile, as part of the Federal Government’s effort to ensure food security and improve local production of goods at competitive prices, the President has commissioned ‘OPERATION SWIFT RESPONSE’ as a border drill exercise to checkmate the illegal activities of smugglers across the borders.

Buhari, who commended the security agencies for a job well done, said the border drill has been hugely successful and has led to the interception and seizure of large quantities of foods, materials, minerals and petroleum resources illegally trafficked across Nigeria’s borders.

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