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Army nabs rail track vandal in Ibadan

The suspects were handed over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Wednesday in Ibadan.

• August 30, 2023
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Troops of the 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan, have arrested two suspects over alleged vandalism of railway tracks and causing damages that would cost N10 million to fix.

Deputy commander of the 2 Division Provost Group, Maj. Benjamin Gambo handed the suspects over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Wednesday in Ibadan.

He said the division’s troops on patrol around the perimeter fence of the army barracks at Mokola, Ibadan, intercepted a vandal while in the nefarious act.

“He confessed to selling the vandalised items to traders at Gbagi Market, also in Ibadan and led troops to a female buyer of the items who was also arrested.

“The railway authority had been noticing the vandalism since 2021 and had estimated the cost of damage at about N10 million,’’ Mr Gambo said.

He assured the NSCDC of the cooperation and collaboration of the Nigerian Army to rid the society of crime and criminality.

Responding, the NSCDC deputy commandant in Oyo State, Akingbade Ezekiel, who took delivery of the suspects, assured that the corps would conduct a thorough investigation and prosecute the suspects.

Mr Ezekiel said the handing over of the suspects to the NSCDC resulted from the existing synergy between the two security agencies and expressed appreciation of the Nigerian Army for the arrest.


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