Sokoto - The Police Command in Sokoto State said on Wednesday that it had arrested five suspected vandals of PHCN and NITEL cables in the state.
The Police Commissioner in the state, Sha'aibu, Gambo, announced this while parading the suspects before newsmen in Sokoto.
He said the arrests followed intensive patrols embarked by the command in compliance with the order of the Inspector-General of Police to safeguard all communications and power facilities.
Gambo said they were arrested on Sept. 23 at Tambagarka village in Dundaye District of Wamakko Local Government Area.
The commissioner said the police recovered the stolen cables and some tools allegedly used in committing the offence from the suspects.
Gambo said the police also recovered an articulated vehicle and 18-seater bus allegedly used in conveying the items
He, however, said the command had launched a manhunt for four other suspects currently at large.