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NSCDC arrest four alleged cable vandals in Ilorin

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The Kwara State  Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Saturday paraded four cable vandals arrested by operatives of the command in Ilorin.

They were caught in the act while trying to vandalize armoured cable of a 33 KVA transformer serving Ifesowapo community in Oyun area of Ilorin metropolis.

The State Commandant of the Corps , Makinde Iskil Ayinla, disclosed this in a statement signed by the Corps spokesman Babawale Zaid Afolabi, made available to the newsmen in Ilorin.

He said the prompt response of the Corps’ anti vandal unit to a distress call made it possible to arrest the vandals.

“In line with the directive given by the commandant general Ahmed Abubakar Audi, regarding one of the core mandates of the NSCDC which is to protect all the government’s critical infrastructures and national assets, on Saturday 14/05/2022, at about 0610hours, the anti vandal unit of the corps was able to arrest four vandals who were met vandalizing a 33kva transformer serving a whole community and cost huge amount of money” the commandant  disclosed.

The suspected vandals are Jamiu Rasaq, 29, said to be the arrow head, Mohammed Idris, 18, Bala Abubakar, 15 and Haruna Muhammed, 20.

The commandant, has ordered full scale investigations that can lead to the arrest of other suspects believed to still be at large, the spokesman added.

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