The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has promised to
arrest the activities of vandals in the territory, by fishing out
their sponsors and seriously dealing with them.
Speaking in Abuja yesterday, the coordinator of Abuja Metropolitan
Management Council (AMMC), Tpl Umar Shuaibu disclosed that the FCT
minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has vowed free FCT of vandals.
Shuaibu frowned that while the administration struggles to ensure
that the streetlights on major streets are functional, some hooligans
are busy running down the administration by vandalising electrical
cables and other public infrastructures.
He noted that the activities of vandals have become a source of worry
to the administration, because they often cause darkness on major
streets at night, which according to him has become an embarrassment
The coordinator of AMMC therefore pleaded with the unemployed and the
low income earners in the city to shun evil activities and get
involved in truthful and meaningful source of livelihood.
He urged residents to always report suspected individuals in their
midst, to the security agencies, while advising them to avoid buying
Meanwhile, the FCT Police Command has paraded some suspected cable
vandals, who were recently arrested in different parts of the
territory, by men of the command.
Police public relations officer, FCT Police Command, DSP Anjuguri J.
Manzah disclosed that following a tipoff, police operatives attached
to Kubwa Division on patrol arrested one Sunday Etiese (35 years) and
Joseph Thomas (24) of Mpape, while attempting to vandalise street
light cables along Kubwa Expressway.
Also, the police arrested three suspects, around Power House Junction,
Asokoro, who specialised in vandalising NITEL cables, while efforts
have been intensified to arrest their cohorts and receivers.
The suspects in an interview confessed to have committed the crime,
adding that they have vandalised cables in the area on two separate
occasions and were paid N14, 000 each for every operation, by their
master, who is at large.