NSCDC Arrests Three Suspected Vandals, Cable Thieves In Abuja

The FCT Commandant, Olusola Odumosu, expressed disgust at the level of vandalism and destruction of infrastructure in the FCT.

The suspected cable thieves paraded by the NSCDC.


The Federal Capital Territory Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has arrested three suspected vandals and cable thieves for unlawful possession of communication cables.

The Command’s spokesperson, Okomanyi Comfort, in a statement on Sunday, said the suspects were caught around House on the Rock Church Junction, Airport Road in the FCT with fibre cables which were identified to be government property.

The suspects, according to the spokesperson, were arrested by the NSCDC FCT Command Patrol team following intelligence reports that some criminals disguises as engineers pretending to be involved in cable works with the aim of vandalising and carting cables away.

The FCT Commandant, Olusola Odumosu, was said to have expressed disgust at the level of vandalism and destruction of infrastructure in the FCT.

He vowed to launch a more intensified onslaught against criminals and vandals defacing the capital territory.

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“We are going to flush vandals out of FCT. Thank God you are beginning to see the results of our reactivated patrol teams.

“We will intensify our efforts to fish out all of them, and more arrests would be made in due course.

“These 3 suspects vandalised and carted away fibre cables but unfortunately for them, the eagle eyed men of my patrol teams averted their plans.

“We shall deal decisively with them according to the extant laws to serve as deterrent to others,” Odumosu assured.

The FCT Commandant hinted that the Command is working in synergy and collaboration with other security agencies within the FCT and collectively, they will sanitise the FCT by restoring peace and ensuring adequate security.

He Commended the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike for his policy directions on security and general development of the FCT which the he said NSCDC has keyed into for better service delivery to all residents.

He warned vandals, hoodlums, scavengers and other criminals to find their way out of Abuja because there is no place to hide anymore.

Odumosu maintained that all infrastructural amenities in the FCT will be adequately protected as his officers and men are on ground to provide 24 hours surveillance and security.

The arrested suspects are Peter Kile, “M”, 27-years-old from Vandeikya local government; Akanuge Sammel, “M”, 27-year-old from and Justin Tundu, “M”, 31-year-old both Konshisha local government all in Benue State.

The NDSCDC said they will be handed over for prosecution after undergoing thorough investigations.