The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested two suspected oil thieves and two alleged armored cable thieves at separate locations in the FCT.
Disclosing this by the Command PRO, ASC1 Comfort Okomanyi, in a statement on Thursday, the Commandant of the NSCDC FCT Command, Mr. Olusola Odumosu, paraded five male suspects between the ages of 25 and 37 in Abuja.
Odumosu said that the Command, through credible intelligence reports apprehended two persons illegally in possession of 16 jericans of petroleum products suspected to be crude oil at Pai in 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 Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) were also arrested,” he said.
According to him, investigations are ongoing to unravel further 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 is being vandalised and stolen by miscreants disguised 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 begun to sway in at all nooks and crannies of the metropolis,” Odumosu said.
Odumosu reaffirmed that the Command is not going to compromise its efforts to eliminate all forms of vandalism and criminality within the FCT.
The Command also commemorated the International Day of Peace 2023, themed, 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.