The Operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kwara state command, have apprehended four suspects for vandalising cables at Ifesowapo Community, Oyun Area of Ilorin.
The suspects are: Jamiu Rasaq aged 29, Mohammed Idris aged 18, Bala Abubakar aged15 and Haruna Muhammed aged 20.
Mr Babawale Afolabi, the Command PRO said the suspects were caught while trying to vandalise an armoured cable of a 33 KVA transformer, serving the community.
He said that the prompt response of the Corps’ Anti-Vandal Unit to the community’s distress call made it possible for the arrest to take place.
According to him, “The arrest is in line with the directive given by the Commandant General, CG Ahmed Abubakar Audi, regarding one of the core mandates of the NSCDC, to protect all government’s critical infrastructures and national assets.
“The anti-vandal unit of the corps was able to arrest four vandals, who were met vandalising a 33 kva transformer serving a whole community,”
The State Commandant, Makinde Ayinla, has ordered for full scale investigations that could lead to the arrest of other suspects believed to be at large.