The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested three suspected vandals and cable thieves for unlawful possession of communication cables.
The suspects, according to a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASC1 Okomanyi Comfort, and made available to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), were caught around House on the Rock Church Junction, Airport road, Abuja, with fibre cables identified as government property.
The statement noted that the suspects were arrested by the Command’s Patrol team following intelligence reports that some criminals disguised as engineers pretending to be involved in cable works with the aim of vandalising and carting cables away.
The arrested suspects are Peter Kile, “M”, 27 years from Vandeikya LGA Benue State; Akanuge Sammel, “M”, 27 years from konshisha LGA Benue State, and Justin Tundu, “M”, 31 years from Konshisha LGA Benue State.
In his reaction, the FCT Commandant, Olusola Odumosu, expressed disgust at the level of vandalism and destruction of infrastructure in the FCT.
He vows to launch a more intensive onslaught against criminals and vandals defacing the capital.
“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 three suspects vandalised and carted away fibre cables, but unfortunately for them, the eagle eyed men of my patrol teams averted their plans.
“We shall deal decisively with them according to the extant laws to serve as deterrent to others,” Odumosu assured.
He also hinted that the 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 further 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.
Odumosu 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.
They arrested suspects will be handed over to the Police for prosecution after thorough investigations.