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NSCDC arrests vandals, recovers AK47 rifle in FCT operations

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Capital Territory Command has apprehended 4 suspected vandals and recovered an AK47 rifle.

The arrest was contained in an announcement signed by the FCT Command spokesperson, Samuel Idoko, on Thursday.

According to the assertion, the arrests had been made within the Dabi Bako space of Kwali Area Council, Abuja, the place NSCDC’s anti-vandal group intercepted a person within the act of vandalising armoured cables on the National Mathematical Centre.

“The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Capital Territory Command arrested four suspected vandals in the Dabi Bako area of the Kwali Area Council, Abuja.

“The arrest was made during a routine patrol of the anti-vandal team of the Command where one of the suspects was caught vandalising armoured cables at the National Mathematical Centre, small Sheda, Kwali, kwali Area council, Abuja,” the assertion learn partly.

Following the arrest of the preliminary suspect, additional interrogations led to the apprehension of three accomplices.

The suspects recognized as Amodu Lawal (20 years, Katsina State), Zaki Idris (32 years, Kano State), Suleiman Yunusa (25 years, Kano State), and Isa Abdulrazak (38 years, Kano State), had been present in possession of stolen cables supposed for the market.

Also, within the Abaji Area Council, NSCDC’s Anti-Vandal unit found an AK47 rifle with out its journal hidden in a farm throughout a routine patrol.

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The vigilant farm proprietor, upon discovering the firearm, promptly alerted NSCDC officers, facilitating its secure restoration and subsequent investigation to find out its origin and possession.

The Commandant for NSCDC FCT, Olusola Odumosu, recommended the anti-vandal group for his or her swift motion and dedication to safeguarding essential infrastructure and guaranteeing public security.

He emphasised the significance of citizen collaboration in sustaining safety, praising the farm proprietor for his immediate reporting of the rifle discovery and discouraging illicit actions.

The Commandant reaffirmed NSCDC’s unwavering dedication to defending Critical National Assets and Infrastructure, promising continued efforts to fight vandalism and apprehend felony parts endangering public utilities.

“We want to assure all residents of the FCT that we will not rest on our oars, we are determined to keep you safe and ensure the protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure in the FCT,” the commandant stated.

FCT residents had been urged to stay vigilant and report any suspicious actions to native safety businesses to bolster group security and forestall felony incidents.

The FCT Command for the NSCDC has arrested 111 suspected criminals between January and March 2024.

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