NSCDC arrests streetlights, armoured cables thief in Jigawa

Notorious suspect who vandalised and  stole streetlights,armoured cables worth N1.5m in Jigawa community

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NSCDC arrests streetlights, armoured cables thief in Jigawa

The spokesman for the Corps in the state, CSC Adamu Shehu, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on January 1, 2022, said the suspect's action cast the area into darkness.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps operatives in Jigawa State have arrested one Abdullahi Muhammad for allegedly vandalising and stealing streetlights, armoured cables in Birniwa Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesman for the Corps in the state, CSC Adamu Shehu, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on January 1, 2022, said the suspect's action has plunged the area into darkness.

The suspect, 48, from Bombori village, Nguru LGA, Yobe State, was arrested on Tuesday, 21st December 2021 at 6:30 am along Sarkin Arewa Government Day Secondary School Birniwa.

Shehu stated, "The vandalised armoured cable which covers an estimated area of about 3 kilometers and measuring 175 meters with each meter selling at the rate of N9,000 with total value of N1,575,000 has its rubber insulation stripped and the copper wire neatly wrapped, compressed and packaged by the suspect for concealment and ease of transportation. His action plunged the whole area into darkness.

"During the process of investigation and interrogation, it was discovered that the suspect was once arrested and charged to court on the same offence. The suspect confessed to the crime and will be charged to court of competent jurisdiction."

Meanwhile, the State Commandant, Mustapha Talba (CC), reiterated his commitment towards protecting critical assets and infrastructure in the State and promised to deal decisively with those bent towards destroying what the government has put in place for the security and development the general public.

Talba urged the general public to be more vigilant and assist with relevant information that will help security operatives in resolving crime and criminality in the state.

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