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NSCDC Arrests Four Suspected Vandals, Recovers AK47 Rifle In FCT



NSCDC Arrests Four Suspected Vandals, Recovers AK47 Rifle In FCT

The four suspected vandals were reportedly arrested in the Dabi Bako area of the Kwali

Abuja, Nigeria– Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Capital Territory Command has arrested four suspected vandals and recovered an AK47 rifle.

The four suspected vandals were reportedly arrested in the Dabi Bako area of the Kwali Area Council, Abuja.

The suspects identified 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), were found in possession of stolen cables intended for the market.

In a statement signed on Thursday by FCT Command spokesperson Samuel Idoko, said that the NSCDC’s anti-vandal team intercepted individuals vandalizing armored cables at the National Mathematical Centre.

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“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 statement read in part.

He added that following the arrest of the initial suspect, further interrogations led to the apprehension of three accomplices.

“Simultaneously, in the Abaji Area Council, NSCDC’s Anti-Vandal Unit discovered an AK47 rifle without its magazine attached in a farmland during a routine patrol.

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The vigilant farm owner, upon discovering the firearm, promptly alerted the NSCDC officials, facilitating its safe recovery and subsequent investigation to determine its origin and ownership.

“The FCT commandant, Olusola Odumosu, commended the anti-vandal team for their swift action and dedication to safeguarding critical infrastructure and ensuring public safety.

He explained the importance of citizen collaboration in maintaining security, praising the farm owner for his prompt reporting of the rifle discovery and discouraging illicit activities.

“The commandant reaffirmed the NSCDC’s unwavering commitment to protecting critical national assets and infrastructure, promising continued efforts to combat vandalism and apprehend criminal elements endangering public utilities.

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“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.

“Residents of the FCT were urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to local security agencies to bolster community safety and prevent criminal incidents,” he said.

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