Troops of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation LAFIYA DOLE have apprehended four suspected vandals of critical national assets in the outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State, on Monday.
The troops, while on patrol, intercepted Aliyu Jubril, a member of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC); Ismail Baba, a student of Ramat Polytechnic; Mohammed Suleiman, a driver and Mohammed Bukar, along Maiduguri-Damboa road, while attempting to cart away heavy armoured cable belonging to Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) that they had vandalized.
The spokesman for the Army, Col. Sani Usman, in a statement, said the suspects loaded the heavy cables in a truck using a crane with registration number 09B-15BO before their arrest.
One of the suspects came with a Honda Accord car (2001 model) with registration number GA 544-ABC in a bid to escort to an undisclosed location.
“The suspects are being interrogated and would soon be handed over to the appropriate security agency,” it said.