NSCDC arrests man over vandalism of PHCN armour cable in Jigawa



DUTSE, JULY 12, 2016 – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa on Tuesday said it had arrested a 25-year-old bricklayer with a 300-meter armour cable suspected to belong to Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mr Muhammad Durumin-Iya, said this while presenting the suspect to newsmen in Dutse.

Durum in-Iya said the suspect allegedly stole the cable in Dajin Gwamna in Gumel Local Government Area of the state.

He said the suspect was arrested by one of the volunteers of the corps operating in the area while trying to sell the cable.

The commandant said the suspect, who confessed to committing the offence, would soon be charged to court.

Durumin-Iya, therefore, urged Nigerians to give all necessary support and cooperation to security agencies in order to safeguard government’s installations in their localities.

He also urged them to provide the corps with vital information on the activities of vandals who sabotaged government’s efforts to make life easier for its citizens.

He commended the volunteer, Mr Gali Usman, for providing the information that led to the arrest of the suspect and promised to give him monthly stipend in order to motivate him do more.

“I also promise you that one day you will be one of us, when there is replacement or fresh recruitment.I will ensure that you are enlisted,” he pledged.

Durum in-Iya also urged officers and men of the command to put more effort at discharging their duty.

He said the command would endeavour to reduce criminal activities in the state to the barest minimum.

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