Two suspects have been arrested by Kano State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in connection with an alleged case of robbery, theft, and vandalisation of armoured cables and three driven unit batteries belonging to Kano Electricity Distribution Company.
The command also revealed that three other suspects are currently at large.
This was contained in a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSC Ibrahim Abdullahi on behalf of the State Commandant.
According to him, the arrest was made on Thursday, September 21, by officers of the Anti-Vandalism Unit of the command at the KEDCO’s distribution substation situated at Briscoe Independence Road, Nassarawa LGA, Kano.
“The suspects were apprehended after our officers swiftly responded to a midnight distressed call about what was happening at the station,” Abdullahi said.
He listed the suspects as Anas Shamsu, 26 of Kumbotso Local Government, and Nasiru Muhammad, 25 of Tamburawa Yamma, Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area.
According to him, the suspects were currently in the custody of the corps undergoing investigation after which they would be charged to court.
“The unfortunate incident of vandalisation of these armoured cables (45mm) and three driven unit batteries, has largely affected the supply of electricity to many places in Kano leaving different communities in total blackout.
“However, the recent arrest and eventual recovery of the items, will no doubt bring succour thereby restoring power supply to those areas,” the statement added