Yobe NSCDC Arrests 3 Suspected Vandals of Power Sub-station CableFrom

Lateef Taiwo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Yobe State Command has confirmed the arrested of three suspected vandals and cable thieves in the state.

The statement signed and issue by the Public Relations Officer, DSC Bala Garba, CDPRO, which was made available to reporters in Damaturu, Yobe State Capital.

He added that the vandalized armored cable recovered from the suspects is about 20 metre length of 50 mm pure copper single core cable, valued at about N1,200,000 ( One Million Two Hundred Thousand Naira

Investigation further identify 3 other suspects who were directly connected to the vandalism and theft of the armored cables.

The suspects confessed to have committed the offence. Suleiman Mohammed ”17 Year Old, Nafiu Aliyu Abubakar “19 Years old” are cooperating with the investigation team.

The Statement added that, the prime receiver and buyer of the vandalized cables name withheld who is at large is under a serious manhunt.

The Items recovered from the suspect at the crime scene includes Ladder, safety helmet, plier, a pair of safety hand gloves, Safety waist belt, with lanyard, safety Booth, improvised YEDC ID Card and Cooper cables.

Investigations revealed that, the suspect was once an Adhoc employee of YEDC but was later laid off.

The apprehended suspects admitted without duress that, they have vandalized several transformers within Damaturu metropolis, notable among them are Federal Polytechnic transformer which was vandalized 5 days back and Ali Marami extension transformer among others.

It may recall that, on the 6th of April, 2024 the residents of Nayi nawa Tsallake area of Damaturu LGA have also arrested one Umar Mustapha 34 years old of Lawanti ward in the process of vandalizing a power sub station and handed over to NSCDC. Yobe State Command.

The State Commandant of NSCDC Yobe State Command CC Adamu Idris Zakari FSI, thanked the good people of Yobe State for cooperating with the security agencies,

He also urged all and sundry to report any suspicious movement of person(s) or object to the nearest NSCDC office or any security agency.


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