NSCDC decries activities of cable vandals

The statement said that no arrest was made because the vandals ran away before the anti-vandal squad arrived there.

NSCDC boss, Abdullahi Muhammadu Gana

The Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday decried the spate of power transmission line vandalism in the state.

This is contained in a statement issued by Malam Muhammad Gidado, the Commandant of the corps in the state, which was made available to newsmen in Dutse.

The statement said that Gidado expressed his dismay at the spate of vandalised power-transmission cables and insulation plates along Sara in Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa.

He however commended the anti-vandal squad of the command for recovering the items, it said.

It said that the recovery as a "wakeup call", adding that vandalism needed to be curtailed.

"The corps is determined to put an end to the activities of vandals in the state which is on the increase.

"But by the grace of God, we will arrest the perpetrators of the act,’"he said in the statement.

The statement said that the commandant directed officers of the command to be more vigilant and provide security to lives and property in the state.

It quoted Gidado as saying that items recovered had been deposited at the Gwaram Divisional Office of the corps for safe keeping.

The statement said that Gidado promised that the items would be handed over to the Power Transmission Company (PTC) in the area after it would have concluded its investigation.


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