Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on patrol at the outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State on Monday arrested 4 suspected vandals of armoured cable belonging to Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).
According to acting Director Army Public Relations Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, the patrol team, intercepted Aliyu Jubril, 24 years old man, who is also a member of National Youth Service Corps, Ismail Baba, 22 years old and a student of Ramat Polytechnic, Mohammed Suleiman, aged 25, a driver and Mohammed Bukar aged 15, and assistant to the driver, at Silo along Maiduguri-Damboa road while attempting to cart away heavy armoured cable belonging to Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) that they vandalized. “They lifted and 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” Usman said.
The Army spokesman added that the suspects are being interrogated and would soon be handed over to the appropriate security agency.