NSCDC arrests 14 vandals in FCT
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, has arrested 14 suspected vandals and scavengers, to curb vandalism of street and traffic lights, as well as manholes in Abuja.
The suspects include Muhammed Isa, 18, from Kano, Elvis Obingwa,45, from Abia, Eze Godwin, 39, fromEnugu, Basiru Abubakar, 23, from Zamfara, Abdallah Zakariya,40, from Yobe, Hungano Dimas, 27, from Adamawa, Aliyu Mohammed, 52, from Niger, Basiru Abdullah, 20, from Nasarawa, and Kabiru Usenu, 19, from Katsina.
Others are: Godwin Isaac, 24, from Edo, Sunday Yusuf, 28, from Kaduna, Lawal Badiru, 25, from Kwara, Yusuf Nuts, 18, from Kano and Hamsa Ibrahim, 20, from Jigawa State.
They were arrested by NSCDC’s men on routine night patrol at different locations in the FCT, where they are also constituting nuisance under bridges and around critical installations at odd hours without any clearly defined purpose or destination.
Parading the suspects at the Command Headquarters, yesterday, FCT Commandant Odumosu Olusola, re-emphasised his readiness to hunt down anyone with the aim of making the city a den of miscreants.
Odumosu vowed to be resolute in combating crime and criminalities in the FCT. He called on residents to remain vigilant and be supportive of the efforts of the NSCDC FCT Command in ensuring a safe, peaceful, and pleasant place for all to live. He also solicited cooperation of the public in reporting suspicious activities and people of questionable characters in their environment.
“Let it be known to criminals, scavengers and vandals in the city centre and suburbs of FCT that their days are numbered. The city will be too hot for them to stay, therefore, I advise you to relocate or face the wrath of the law,” Odumosu warned.
He reiterated that FCT Command remains fully committed to upholding its duty of curbing vandalism and protecting lives and property, through collective efforts with sister agencies towards achieving a safer and more secured city.
According to him, the suspects have been thoroughly interrogated and profiled, and would be handed over to the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for further prosecution.
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