NSCDC nabs 3 suspected vandals, cable thieves in FCT
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Command, has arrested 3 suspected vandals and cable thieves for unlawful possession of communication cables.
The suspects were caught around House on the Rock Church Junction, Airport road in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with fibre cables identified to be government property.
Public Relations Officer, (PRO), FCT Command, Okomanyi Comfort, in a statement said the suspects were arrested by the NSCDC FCT Command Patrol team following intelligence reports that some criminals disguises as engineers were pretending to be involved in cable works with the aim of vandalising and carting cables away.
FCT Commandant, Olusola Odumosu, frowned at the level of vandalism and destruction of infrastructure in the FCT.
He said the agency will aggressively go after infrastructure vandals and intensify onslaught against criminals defacing the nation’s capital territory.
“We are going to flush vandals out of FCT. Thank God you are beginning to see the results of our reactivated patrol teams.
“We will intensify our efforts to fish out all of them, and more arrests would be made in due course.
“These 3 suspects vandalised and carted away fibre cables but unfortunately for them, the eagle eyed men of my patrol teams subverted their plans.
“We shall deal decisively with them according to the extant laws to serve as deterrent to others,” Odumosu assured.
He adds that the FCT Command is working in synergy with other security agencies within the FCT and collectively, they will sanitise the federal capital territorry by restoring peace and ensuring adequate security.
He commended FCT Minister, Barr. Nyesom Wike for his policy directions on security and general development of the FCT which the NSCDC has keyed into for better service delivery to all residents.
Odumosu also warned vandals, hoodlums, scavengers and other criminals to find their way out of Abuja because there is no place to hide anymore.
Tye Commandant maintained that all infrastructural amenities in the FCT will be adequately protected as his officers and men are on ground to provide 24 hours surveillance and security.
The arrested suspects are Peter Kile, “M”, 27 years old from Vandeikya LGA Benue State; Akanuge Sammel, “M”, 27 years old from konshisha LGA Benue State, and Justin Tundu, “M”, 31years old from Konshisha LGA Benue State.
“They will be handed over for prosecution after undergoing thorough investigations”, the statement adds.
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