As part of efforts to fulfill the mandates of the Corps in preventing vandalism and protecting Critical National Assets and Infrastructure, the NSCDC FCT Command arrested two (2) vandals of railway infrastructure and eleven (11) illegal miners, National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP can report.
The two (2) railway vandals were arrested by the Operatives of the Critical National Assets and Infrastructure unit of the command for willfully vandalizing rail tracks, traffic lights in Wuye Area of the territory.
In the same vein, the Command in collaboration with the Nigerian Army arrested eleven (11) suspects involved in illegal mining activities at Izom, a community located at the boundary of FCT and Niger State.
Parading the suspects at the Command headquarters, Wuse Zone 5 , Abuja, the FCT Commandant, Olusola Odumosu informed that the proactive measures taken by the Command would serve as deterrence to other criminals within the territory.
Odumosu stated “Our effort is geared towards combating various forms of criminality, particularly vandalism of Critical National Assets and other public infrastructure, illegal mining activities and among others within the FCT.
“We will continue to demonstrate zero tolerance to vandalism and there is no plan to retreat on this mission as they must all be brought to book.
“I have vowed that there is no hiding place for evil perpetrators, so in this vein, active efforts are underway to apprehend their masterminds who are still at large.”
He reiterated that economic sabotage through illegal exploitation of the nation’s mineral resources not only poses serious threats to the ecosystem, and the well-being of the host communities, the nation also loses billions of naira to these illegal operators.
The apprehended suspects are being investigated and would be subsequently charged to court as they are currently assisting with useful information that would determine their level of culpability or affiliation with other criminal syndicates notorious for illegal mining operations within the FCT.
The Commandant used the occasion to warn vandals of critical national assets such as the railways, illegal miners, one chance syndicate, scavengers, and kidnappers that such crimes activities will not be tolerated within the FCT jurisdiction again.
“We remains committed and dedicated to ridding FCT of criminalities and we are working tirelessly to identify and apprehend individuals or groups engaged in criminal activities that undermine the safety and prosperity of the citizens,” the Commandant assured.


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