The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, FCT Command says it has arrested three suspected vandals and cable thieves.
This was contained in a statement, on Sunday, by the FCT NSCDC Corps Public Relations Officer, ASC1, Okomanyi Comfort.
According to the statement, the suspects, Peter Kile, 27, Akanuge Sammel 27 and Justin Tundu, 31, were caught with unlawful possession of the cables by a patrol team around House on the Rock Church Junction, Airport road in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
According to the reports, the arrest was made following an intelligence report that some criminals disguised as engineers with the aim of vandalising and carting away cables.
It said the FCT Commandant, Olusola Odumosu expressed disgust at the level of vandalism and destruction of infrastructure in the FCT, and vowed to launch a more intensified onslaught against criminals and vandals defacing the capital territory.
According to him, “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.
“We shall deal decisively with them according to the extant laws to serve as deterrent to others.”
The statement noted that the Command was working in synergy with other security agencies within the FCT, adding that they will sanitise the Federal Capital Territory by restoring peace and ensuring adequate security.
He commended the 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.
He warned vandals, hoodlums, scavengers and other criminals to find their way out of Abuja “because there is no place to hide anymore”.
He said the suspects would be handed over to the police for prosecution after undergoing thorough investigation.
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