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NSCDC Arrest 2 Suspected Electricity Cable Vandals In Katsina

THE Katsina state Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC),  has succeeded in arresting two suspected notorious electricity cable vandals in the state.

Mr  Buhari Hamisu, the command’s spokesman, who disclosed this while parading the suspects in Katsina on Friday said the success was recorded based on enhanced NSCDC and community engagement.


He said that the command successfully apprehended the two suspects, Aminu Sani, 19 and Ahmed Abdullahi, a 23 as a result of the extant synergy.

According Buhari, one of the suspects, Sani, belonged to a team of a notorious syndicate that specialises in vandalising public infrastructure and theft.

The NSCDC  also revealed, “During the investigation, the suspects confessed to committing the crimes.

“The suspects revealed that on April 6, Sani conspired with one Tasiu (alis Dantasi), who is now at large and vandalised electric wire and fittings at Federal Housing Estate, Gidan Kwakwa Area, Katsina.

“Further investigation revealed that they had similarly vandalised and removed electric service wires at the same housing estate and sold to Abdullahi, one of the arrested suspects, and one Samaila Abdullahi (alias Tubali) also at large.”

Bihari disclosed that one plier, a water tap, two roles of service wire and a Circuit breaker were recovered from the suspects.

According to him, the suspects would be charged to a competent court for prosecution after the completion of  investigation.

The commandant called on the good  people of the state to be law abiding, obey rules and regulations, assuring them of the command’s commitment to providing adequate Security.

According to him, the command will not relent in its commitments to uncover all the activities of vandals, economic saboteurs and other criminals in the state. (NAN)

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