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Nigeria Hunters and Forest Security arrests electricity cables vandals in Kebbi

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By El-Yakub Dabai, Birnin Kebbi

The Kebbi State Hunters and Forest Security Service in continuation of its drive of protecting the lives and property of the people has apprehended vandals of electricity cables in Birnin Kebbi.

While briefing newsmen in his office, the State Commander, Ambassador Musa Hussaini Rambo, said one Awwalu Musa had climbed the electric pole at Adamu Liba’s residence, a one time Chairman of Maiyama LG, cut the armoured cable but was arrested at Gwadangaji Area of Birnin Kebbi Metropolis as he attempted to sell it to one Labaran Umar.

He said a kilo of the cable was usually sold at five thousand naira by the vandals while the buyers in turn sold it out at a higher price, an activity he described as the factor responsible for perennial power shortage in the state capital

The Commander said his office would redouble its efforts in fighting such criminality across the state because it was direct sabotage to the good works of Governor Nasir Idris in his relentless strides of bringing unrivalled developments to his people adding that the apprehended vandals would be handed over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for prosecution.

In their separate confessions to the crimes, Awwalu Musa said he regretted his actions that was engineered by the lack means to feed his family while Labaran Umar claimed it was his first time of buying stolen goods with a promise of living a changed life, describing as devil”s idea when he attempted to bribe the Commander with Fifty Thousand Naira when he was apprehended.

In another development,, the Service had on Monday intercepted rustlers with seventy four cows at Jarkuka villa of Arewa LG en route Niger Republic through the forest between Sokoto and Kebbi States, during which gun battle ensued and his men overpowered the rustlers who eventually abandoned the cows and were returned to the owners.

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