July 23, 2024

IGP Special Intervention Squad, SIS to protect oil, gas infrastructure, counter oil theft- Egbetokun assures OPTS

Oredola Adeola


Dr. Kayode Egbetokun, Inspector General of Police, (Ag.IGP), has promised to establish Special Intervention Squad (SIS) and promised to expand its operations to complement in protecting oil and gas businesses, countering oil theft, protect hydrocarbon infrastructure development, and enhancing synergy with other security agencies.



Assistant Commissioner of Police, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, made this known in a statement obtained by EnergyDay after the IGP received the Executive Secretary and Heads of Security of all oil companies in Nigeria under the umbrella of Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) at the Force Headquarters Abuja on Friday.



According to him, there is the need to collaborate with all oil companies in Nigeria under the umbrella of Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) towards optimizing security within the Nigerian oil and gas sector.



This collaborative effort, according to him, aims to address oil theft, bolster the protection of crucial oil and gas infrastructure, and foster synergy among various security agencies working on these facilities.



He said, “The oil and gas industry play a pivotal role in Nigeria’s economy, and the safety and security of its operations are of paramount importance.



“This collaboration underscores the shared commitment to safeguarding the industry and addressing security threats that impact its stability and efficiency.



“The collaboration is geared towards Countering Oil Theft, infrastructure development, enhancing synergy with other security agencies, improved community engagement and corporate social responsibility (CSR), operational support, as well as training programmes and operational simulations for operatives.



The IGF has therefore assured that the NPF will ensure adequate deployments of assets towards enhancing security within the oil sector in order to deliver favorable outcomes, furthering the prosperity and stability of both the oil and gas industry and our entire nation.