The Federal Capital Terrritory, FCT, Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Mr Olusola Odumosu has issued a stern warning to perpetrators of incessant vandalism of critical national infrastructure to desist or face the wrath of the law.
Odumosu gave the warning in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, saying that the command would prosecute anyone caught vandalizing public properties.
He said that though the Corps had been arresting culprits following intelligence tip-off and security surveillance, the consistent rate of vandalism was worrisome.
The commandant appealed to courts to impose stiffer penalties for vandalism of critical national infrastructure to serve as a deterrent to unrepentant criminals in the FCT.
“There is no room for anyone who wants the efforts of the government of the day to be futile.
“The Federal Government is trying its best to ensure the FCT is beautiful, infrastructurally equipped and properly secured.
“We can’t allow those embedded with greed to steal from citizens and the government at large,” he said.
Odumosu added that an intelligence report showed that scavengers ‘Baba Bola’ were responsible for most acts of vandalism in the territory.
“This is because their activities in the FCT is gathering a dangerous momentum.
“The command will beam more search lights on them and stop their criminal infestation,” the commandant said.
He assured of a renewed raid of some of their hideouts within the Abuja metropolis and the suburbs.
Odumosu charged personnel of the command to perform their duties professionally and anyone caught in the act of vandalism should be arrested and prosecuted.
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