NSCDC arrests three suspected cable thieves in Abuja

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), FCT Command, has arrested three suspected vandals over possession of communication cables.

This is contained in a statement by the spokesperson for the FCT Command of NSCDC, Comfort Okomanyi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Ms Okomanyi said the suspects were caught around House on the Rock Church junction, Airport road, Abuja, with fibre cables, which were identified to be stolen government property.

According to her, the suspects were arrested by a patrol team following intelligence reports that some criminals disguised as engineers were vandalising public property.

She said the NSCDC commandant in the FCT, Olusola Odumosu, had frowned at the level of vandalism and destruction of infrastructure. 

Ms Okomanyi noted that Mr Odumosu recently launched a more intensified onslaught against criminals and vandals defacing the territory.

She quoted Mr Odumosu as saying, “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.”

The commandant vowed that the suspects would be dealt with decisively according to the extant laws to serve as a deterrent to others.

Mr Odumosu commended the FCT Minister, 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.


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