By Nkiru Njemanze
In a bid to promote peace, combat the spate of crime, and safeguard all critical assets and Infrastructure under the new FCT administration, the NSCDC FCT Command has reaffirmed commitment to flush out criminals in the territory.
Parading suspects at the FCT Command Headquarters Abuja, the FCT Commandant Olusola Odumosu said the 11 suspects were arrested for illegal Mining, Vandalism and Scavenging in different parts of the territory.
“Let me relay unequivocally that the protection of all Critical National Assets and Infrastructure in the FCT is not negotiable and as the lead agency saddled with this responsibility under the law, we will relentlessly discharge our duties without compromise.
Odumosu said the suspected illegal miners were arrested by the Mines and Steel Development Unit of the Command after a tip off, for engaging in illegal excavation activities which has led to the vandalism and destruction of critical infrastructure such as transmission cables, transformers and degradation of a part of Katampe Extension where they were picked up.
The suspects arrested for illegal mining activities are; Abubakar Suleman, 43yrs (M) from Kastina State, Sanusi Abubakar, 21years (M) from Kano State, Abdullahi Musa, 18yrs (M) from Kano State, Adamu Hashiru, 31years (M) from Bauchi State, and Ibrahim Abdullahi, 30years from Bauchi State.
Other Suspects arrested for Vandalism of Government Infrastructure and Scavenging are; Ayu Isimailu (M), 25years who hails from Gombe State, Micheal Joseph (M), 30years from Kaduna State, Solomon Leo (M), 40years from Kaduna State, Aliyu Shamsudeen (M), 18years from Plateau State, Kashim Mustapha (M), 45years from Oyo State and Onyeishi Monday (M) 43years from Delta State.
The FCT Commandant said they have commenced thorough investigation to unravel their level of involvement in the offences charged stressing that those found culpable would be prosecuted and if otherwise, be set free after due diligence is observed and in accordance with the extant laws.
Odumosu reassures continuous collaboration with other security agencies and solicited consistent information and actionable Intelligence from the Public in order to rid the FCT of unscrupulous elements sabotaging the efforts of the government.
Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Kevin Nwabueze
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