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60 arrested for attacking NSCDC officers

08 January 2013, 11:03

Lagos- The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command on Monday, said it arrested 60 persons for allegedly attacking its men while carrying out their lawful duties.

Mr Sunday Obafaiye, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that seven of his men were seriously injured by the suspects. ``My men went to Manjidun community in Ikorodu area of Lagos to check pipeline vandals. ``While my men were trying to arrest some vandals, large number of the community people came out to attack them with guns, cutlasses, sticks and other dangerous weapons.

``Seven of my men were seriously wounded but 60 persons were arrested. ``Some petroleum products the suspects got from vandalised NNPC pipelines and weapons were recovered. ``The suspects are currently detained at Alausa office,’’ Obafaiye explained.

The commandant said that the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.


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