The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), FCT Command has said its men on routine night patrol arrested 14 suspected vandals and scavengers at different locations in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
The arrest of the suspects believed to also be constituting nuisance under bridges and around critical installations at odd hours without any clearly defined purpose or destination comes on the heels of efforts by the Command to curb vandalism of street lights, traffic lights and manhole covers within the metropolis.
The Spokesperson of the Command, Comfort Okomanyi, in a statement revealed that while parading the suspects at the Command Headquarters, Commandant Odumosu Olusola re-emphasized his readiness to hunt down anyone with the aim of making the FCT a den of miscreants.
While he solicited the cooperation of the public in reporting suspicious activities and people of questionable character in their environment, Commandant Odumosu called on residents to remain vigilant and be supportive of the efforts of the NSCDC FCT Command in ensuring a safe, peaceful and pleasant place for all to live.
“Let it be known to criminals, scavengers and vandals in the city center and the suburbs of FCT that their days are numbered and we are coming for you.
“FCT will be too hot for you to stay, therefore, I advise you to relocate or face the wrath of the law”, Odumosu warned.
The suspects are: Muhammed Isa, ‘M’, 18, Kano, Elvis Okay Obingwa, ‘M’, 45, Abia, Eze Godwin, ‘M’, 39, Enugu, Basiru Abubakar, ‘M’, 23, Zamfara, Abdallah Zakariya, ‘M’, 40, Yobe, Hungano Dimas ‘M’ 27, Adamawa, Aliyu Mohammed ‘M’ 52, Niger, Basiru Abdullah ‘M’ 20, Nasarawa, Kabiru Usenu ‘ M’ 19, Kastina,
Godwin Isaac ‘M’ 24, Edo, Sunday Yusuf, ‘M’, 28, Kaduna, Lawal Badiru ‘M’ 25, Kwara, Yusuf Nuts ‘M’ 18, Kano and
Hamsa Ibrahim, ‘ M’ 20, Jigawa State.
The Statement further added that the arrested suspects have been thoroughly interrogated and profiled.
They are to be handed over to the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for further prosecution.