Sokoto IPP: NSCDC Arrests 10 Security Guards, Receiver, for Alleged Vandalism


Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC), Sokoto Command on Monday said it had arrested 10 security guards and a receiver, for allegedly vandalising the Sokoto State Independent Power Project ( IPP).

Its commandant, Mr. Babangida Aliyu, made this known while parading the suspects before newsmen in Sokoto.

He said the Command had on May 24,2016, received a complaint from one Mr. Prince Franklin, a Director of the contracting firm of the project that parts of their equipment had been vandalised by the security guards employed to guard them.

He stated that the intelligence personnel of the Command immediately swung into action and arrested the 10 security guards and the receiver on the same day.

“Seven other suspects are currently at large, but we have spread our dragnets to apprehend them soon,”he said.

According to him, some of the items that had been pilfered by the suspects include arrmoured cables and transformer oil.

Aliyu pointed out that the Command had since concluded its investigations and would hand over the suspects to the office of the State Attorney-General for prosecution.

On the Eid-il-fitr festivities, the NSCDC boss said no fewer than 870 personnel had been deployed across the state.

He explained that all divisions, departments and units would fully participate in the operation, saying all Eid praying grounds, critical infrastructure, public and private would be covered for 24 hours.

Aliyu therefore, appealed to the people of the state to continue to be law abiding, so as to ensure hitch- free festivities.