Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday said plans have been concluded to pull down illegal structures sited along pipelines within Ijegun community in Alimosho Local Government and other parts of the state.
The governor said this while briefing pressmen after the monthly security meeting held at the State House, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja and was attended by security chiefs in the state.
Sanwo-Olu said the step became necessary as security reports had shown that the structures had continued to aid vandals in destruction of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline within the state.
According to him, the plan was concluded after several investigations to uncover reasons for the upsurge in pipeline vandalism in the state, assuring that the state government would work with all security agencies, including Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to remove the structures.
“During the meeting, we discussed the incident around pipeline vandalism which brought us down last month. We have resolved among ourselves that we will stop at nothing, including engaging the communities where these facilities are to give our people assurance.
“And part of the things that will happen is that it will be unlikely that some property will have to be removed in some locations because we have done aeriel surveillance and we discovered that some property were used for bunkering and as a storehouse for jerry cans.