Troops arrest national assets vandals in Borno

Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Monday arrested 4 suspected vandals of critical national assets in Borno State.

In a statement released by the Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, it said the troops were on patrol when they arrested the suspected vandals attempting to cart away heavy armoured cable belonging to Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) at about 1:20am.

The suspects include; Aliyu Jubril, a member of the National Youth Service Corps, Ismail Baba, a student of Ramat Polytechnic, Mohammed Suleiman, a driver and Mohammed Bukar, an assistant to the driver.

The statement reads, “Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on patrol at the outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State at about 1.20am today, arrested 4 suspected vandals of critical national assets in the area.

“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.

“The suspects are being interrogated and would soon be handed over to the appropriate security agency.”

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