Kano - The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kano State Command, said it arrested 33 suspected vandals in 2015 across the state and recovered property worth N250 million.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Ibrahim Idris, and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Wednesday.
According to the statement, ten of the cases are still being investigated with two other cases pending in court, which brought the total number of cases to 12.
It explained that the vandalization cut across properties belonging to Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) and Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
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“Others cases involved the vandalization of armoured cable, transformers, large water pipes solar batteries and the adulteration of petroleum products,” the statement said.
The statement added that property recovered during the operations from the suspected vandals were estimated to worth more than N250 million.
The statement noted that the achievement so far recorded was as a result of the Corps' resilience in the year 2015.
It, however, warned individuals and groups to desist from tampering with public utilities or face the wrath of the law.