- In his conversation with newsmen, the commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ibrahim Abdullahi, said that the 7 suspects were arrested between Tuesday, January 30 and Monday, February 5
- The corps’ spokesman, DSC Adamu Shehu, said on Tuesday, February 13, that the command also arrested four suspected vandals in Jigawa
- Shehu revealed that the suspects were arrested with power transmission cables, allegedly belonging to the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN)
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Borno Command, said it had arrested seven suspected bandits terrorising communities in Magumeri local government area of the state.
The commandant, Ibrahim Abdullahi, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Maiduguri on Tuesday, February 13.
Abdullahi said that the suspects were arrested between Tuesday, January 30, and Monday, February 5, by members of the vigilance group in the area.
He said that two of the suspects were handed over to the command by Mai Bukar, the head of the vigilance group.
He added that the remaining five others were arrested in a joint operation with members of the Civilian Joint Task Force.
The command also said that it has arrested four suspected vandals in Jigawa. The corps’ spokesman, DSC Adamu Shehu, confirmed the arrest in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse.
Shehu said the suspects, aged 33, 29, 23 and 20, were arrested in Dawadole village in Babura local government area of the state.
He explained that the suspects, who are residents of Gidan-Igiya village in Danbatta local government area of Kano state, were initially apprehended by men of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) operating in Babura town.
The official noted that the suspects were arrested with three bundles of power transmission cables, suspected to belong to the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).
He said the suspects were arrested while transporting the cables in a Golf car with registration number AG 844 DBT.Shehu said that investigation into the case was ongoing, after which the suspects would be charged to court.
He remarked: “The suspects were initially apprehended by personnel of the NIS operating in Babura on Saturday at about 8.30 p.m. The suspects were handed over to us on Monday. Five accused persons are involved, but the fifth, who was the driver of the car, managed to escape and we will try our best to arrest him too.”
He, therefore, urged residents to give the corps all the necessary support, to protect government installations in their localities. Shehu urged them to provide the corps with vital information on the activities of the vandals.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kano state command, had deployed 3,500 personnel for local government election that will be held on Saturday, February 10, in the state.
Legit.ng gathered that this was contained in a statement signed by the command’s public relations officer, Ibrahim Idris, and made available to newsmen in Kano on Friday, February 8.
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