Illegal oil bunkerers,cable vandals arrested in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested two suspected oil thieves alongside two alleged armored cable thieves at separate locations in the territory.

Mr Olusola Odumosu, Commandant of the NSCDC FCT command made this known on Thursday.

He said the suspects are five males between the ages of 25 and 37 in Abuja.

Odumosu said that the command, through credible intelligence report apprehended two persons illegally in possession of 16 jericans of petroleum products suspected to be crude oil at Pai  in Kwali Area Council of the FCT.

“ Investigation is in progress in order to ascertain the source of the products and possibly, extray the men behind the mask.

“ Two other persons suspected to have vandalised electrical facilities at the premises of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation were also arrested,” he said.

According to him, interrogations are ongoing to further investigate and  find out those involved in the illicit crime alongside their sponsors and clients.

The commandant said that a suspect was also apprehended for dislodging a flat screen television at Maitama District Hospital.

He said that the command is taking proactive measures in eradicating and clamping down on the operations of miscreants and criminals, thereby chasing them into hiding.

“ We are also tackling the theft of critical national infrastructure that are being vandalised and stolen by miscreants who disguise as scavengers.

“Over the years FCT has been polluted due to uncontrolled influx of these so called scavengers.

“Today there is an improvement and fresh air has began to sway in at all nooks and crannies of the metropolis,” Odumosu said.

Odumosu reinstated that the Command is not willing to compromise its efforts in eliminating all forms of vandalism and criminality within the FCT.

The command  also commemorated the International Day of Peace 2023, with theme:”Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the Global Goals”.

According to Odumosu, peace begins with loving your neighbours as yourselves, having human sympathy, compassion and our ability to settle disputes in the most civil and diplomatic way.

“We as humans should all learn to abide by peace to make the world a better place,” he said.


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