Soldiers attached to Command Science Secondary School, Lafia, Nasarawa State, on Thursday, arrested two persons suspects for allegedly vandalising transformer, opposite the school.
Capt. Ibrahim Marafa, the school’s Administrative Officer, said this while handing the suspects over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nasarawa State Command in Lafia.
He said the suspects were caught while removing the transformer’s armored cable.
The administrative officer also said other items recovered from the suspects were; a Bajaj motorcycle and some electrical tools.
Marafa further said the suspects were handed over to the NSCDC for further investigation and prosecution.
Receiving the suspects, Mr. Lawan Bashir-Kano, the Commandant of the NSCDC in the state commended the military officers for the apprehending the suspects.
He called for more synergy between NSCDC and stakeholders toward crime prevention and safeguarding of lives and property of the people in the state.
Bashir-Kano noted that cases of transformer vandalism had become rampant in the state in recent time, especially in Lafia.
He warned people with such and other tendencies to steer clear of public assets, adding that NSCDC and other security agencies were determined to hunt them down.
“We have established the Anti-vandalism Special Response Squad and the level of awareness to members of the public on how to safeguard public assets is yielding appreciable results,” Bashir-Kano said.
He also said the suspects would be charged to court at the end of the investigation. (NAN)