The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps
(NSCDC) Kano command, has arrested four suspected Vandals at 2 different communities of Riga fada and Dan Maliki in Kumbotso local government area.
The arrest was part of the Commandant Mohammed Lawal Falala, renewed efforts to ridding Kano out of vandals.
DSC Ibrahim Idris Abdullahi, NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Kano command in a statement issued on Friday identified the suspects as Ayatullah Ibrahim, M, 29yrs, Tasiu Aliyu, M, 30yrs, Hafizu Mukhtar, M, 30yrs, and Inusa Mustafa, M, 35yrs all of different areas in Kumbotso LG.
He said the suspects were apprehended by personnel of Anti Vandalism Unit and NSCDC’s Kumbotso division and with the support of local vigilante group as well as community watchdog members.
DSP Abdullahi maintained that while being quizzed and interrogated by investigators at the NSCDC, the suspects confessed to have committed the crime.
He stated that the suspects specialized in vandalising and stealing armored cables and electric transformer attachments, terrorising neighborhoods of Riga fada, Danmaliki, Gurin gawa, Gadama, Bechi, Yan kusa and Shekar Mai daki all of Kumbotso local government area.
“The vandals as estimated by Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) had vàndalised an approximately 1.5 million worth of electricity equipments in the victims communities listed above.”
He explained that in conclusion of investigation the suspects will be charged to court.
According to PRO in a related development, operatives of the armed squard unit on night patrol duty on Thursday 5th October,2023 by 1400hrs have arrested 41 suspects at different locations in the metropolis.
He noted that the suspects are now undergoing profiling in the Intelligence and investigation department for further possible legal actions.