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  • Updated: April 20, 2024

Two suspected electricity cable vandals arrested

Two suspected electricity cable vandals arrested

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Katsina State has apprehended two alleged notorious electricity cable vandals. 

Spokesman Buhari Hamisu revealed this during the suspects' parade on Friday, attributing the success to improved NSCDC and community collaboration.

The arrested suspects, Aminu Sani (19) and Ahmed Abdullahi (23), were caught due to effective synergy. 

Sani, identified as part of a syndicate specializing in public infrastructure vandalism and theft, was among those apprehended.

He stated, “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 the 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.”

Buhari 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 will 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.

He further said that the command would not relent in its commitments to uncover activities of vandals, economic saboteurs and other criminals in the state.

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