The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Kano State Command on Wednesday said it arrested nine suspects for allegedly stealing and vandalising armoured cables belonging to Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Ibrahim Idris, disclosed this in Kano, saying the suspects were apprehended on January 19, following a tip off by some concerned residents.
He said two of the suspects who specialised in stealing transformer black oil were arrested in Sabon Gari area while the remaining seven were nabbed in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state.
“The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) recently set up a task force to curb incessant vandalism of its facilities. The task force comprises representatives of the NSCDC, SSS, Police, Vigilante and Hisbah,” he said.
Mr Idris said the command had since arraigned the two suspected thieves of transformer black oil while investigation was still ongoing on the seven other suspects who stole the armoured cables.
He said as soon as the investigation was completed, the suspects would also be charged to court for appropriate prosecution.
He appealed to members of the public to continue to cooperate with security agencies in the state to curb vandalism and theft of electricity and other facilities in the state.