Nasarawa commends NSCDC
Just as the Nasarawa state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested hoodlums that specialise in vandalising Power Holdings Company of Nigeria (PHCN) installations; the state government has commended the efforts of the corps in addressing the issue of insecurity in the state. The state government was speaking against the backdrop of the insecurity that has bedevilled the state in the last few months occasioned by clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers.
State deputy governor, Dameshi Luka Barau who commended the outfit which was led by the state commandant, Andekin Amos Musa on a courtesy call to his office yesterday, noted that the command has been able to tackle headlong issues arising from insecurity in the state. While stressing that the state government would continue to make issues of security a priority, Luka assured the corps that government would continue to assist the organisation to enable it carry out its responsibilities.
Earlier, the Commandant of the corps in Nasarawa, Andekin Musa had requested the state government to provide the organisation with more operational vehicles to make its operations felt at all strata of the society, pointing out that the two functional vehicles at their disposals were not enough. He explained that the corps needed to cover more areas of the crisis and this would enable it carry out its operations more effectively. Meanwhile, the state commandant of the NSCDC has arrested two vandals of PHCH installations in the state.
A statement issued to newsmen and signed by the command Public Relations Officer, Soji Alabi gave the names of the culprits as “Manna Tsaku (seller), a 24-year-old citizen of Nasarawa state who is the prime suspect, and one Ahmed Sanni (buyer), 23-year-old, of Boro local government in Bauchi state who specialises in buying such stolen vandalised items”.
He noted that they were arrested last Sunday at the scene of the crime at Dunama College along Barkin Abdullahi Road, Lafia following a tip-off by members of the community, adding that “the level of awareness and cooperation between NSCDC of the good people of Nasarawa state”, had made it possible.
Alabi observed that earlier in January, Tsaku had vandalised and sold an armoured cable to Sanni weighing about 77 kilograms and estimated at N40,000, however luck ran out on him last Sunday when he was about to vandalise another cable weighing about 120 kilograms and estimated to cost about N150,000.