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NSCDC arrests gunmen in Okpoga, Ugbokolo

Written By Idoma Television on Sunday, June 21, 2015 | 11:59:00 PM

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) in Benue State at the weekend said it arrested 15 electricity cable vandals and two armed robbers from different parts of the state within the past six months.

State Commandant, Andrew Ugwumba, told newsmen in Makurdi, that the feat was achieved following surveillance by operatives.
“Our men are also mounting surveillance on PHCN cables.

 We arrested about 15 vandals of Jos electricity distribution/NIPP cables. Ten of them have been prosecuted. Two were sentenced to five years imprisonment each without any option of fine by a federal High Court in Makurdi,” he said.

Ugwumba added that the operation was extended to Gboko as well as part of Alaide where there are reported cases of restiveness by youths.
“We also arrested some boys who we cautioned and released to the Tor-Tiv after making them to sign an undertaking. 

We rescued a kidnap victim, Cletus Odo at Okpoga in Okpokwu Local Government Area two weeks ago. He was abducted from Nsukka and taken to Okpoga in Benue. Our men stormed the place and effected his release while the abductors escaped. Some dangerous items were recovered. 

 The items included;  two AK 47 rifles, three local made pistols and charms, axe, live ammunitions as well as handsets. We also arrested two armed robbers at Ugbokolo in Okpokwu Local Government Area and after due process, the man was handed over to the police,” he said.

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