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NSCDC arrests 82 vandals, 22 illegal miners in Abuja

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The Federal Capital Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested 82 suspected vandals and 22 illegal miners from August till date.

The Commandant of NSCDC in the FCT, Olusola Odumosu, gave the figures during an interview on Thursday in Abuja.

Odumosu said that 20 suspects were arrested in connection with manhole cover theft and vandalism of critical national assets and infrastructure.

According to the commandant, the other suspects include 28 persons nabbed for alleged railway vandalism and destruction of other critical national assets.

“Eleven were apprehended in October for illegal mining. December recorded 11 illegal miners and two vandals” he added.

Odumosu said that the command, under his leadership, had sanctioned three private guard companies for various offences, including operating without licence and refusal to renew licence.

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He said that the command was prepared to intensify efforts in 2024 to clampdown on vandals, illegal PGC operators and miscreants within the FCT.

 

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