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NSCDC arrests oil thieves, vandals in FCT


NSCDC arrests oil thieves, vandals in FCT

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has made significant arrests, apprehending two suspected oil thieves and cable vandals at different locations within the FCT.

The FCT Commandant of the NSCDC, Olusola Odumosu, conducted a public parade of the suspects, aged between 25 and 30, in Abuja.

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He revealed that the command acted on credible intelligence reports to apprehend two individuals found in illegal possession of 16 jerricans of petroleum products suspected to be crude oil in Pai, Kwali Area Council of the FCT.

“Investigation is in progress in order to ascertain the source of the products and possibly, x-ray the men behind the mask.

“Two other persons suspected to have vandalised electrical facilities at the premises of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) were also arrested,” he said.

According to him, investigations are ongoing to further unravel those involved in the illicit crime alongside their sponsors and clients.

The Commandant said that a suspect was also apprehended for dislodging a flat screen television at Maitama District Hospital.

He said that the Command is taking proactive measures in eradicating and clamping down on the operations of miscreants and criminals, thereby chasing them into hiding.

“We are also tackling the theft of critical national infrastructure that are being vandalised and stolen by miscreants who disguise as scavengers.

“Over the years FCT has been polluted due to uncontrolled influx of these so called scavengers.

“Today there is an improvement and fresh air has began to sway in at all nooks and crannies of the metropolis,” Odumosu said.

He reaffirmed that the command is not going to compromise its efforts in eliminating all forms of vandalism and criminality within the FCT.

Furthermore, the Command celebrated the International Day of Peace 2023 with a peace walk around the FCT. The theme for this year’s celebration was “Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the Global Goals.”

According to Odumosu, Peace begins with loving your neighbours as yourselves, having human sympathy, compassion and our ability to settle disputes in the most civil and diplomatic way.

“We as humans should learn to abide by peace to make the world a better place.

“For Nigeria, a country that has experienced its share of socio-political and religious unrest, the essence of the peace day celebration becomes even more vital.

“It offers an opportunity for all Nigerians to come together, irrespective of socio-cultural, political or religious differences, and unite in the pursuit of peace, security and well-being,” he said in a statement by the command Public Relations Officer, (PRO), Comfort Okomanyi.

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