The Akwa Ibom Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Sunday said it arrested 13 suspected vandals last Friday.
The state Commandant of the Corps, Mr Emmanuel Ojeniyi, told NAN in Uyo that the suspects would be charged to court immediately the ongoing investigation was completed on the matter.
â€œOn Friday, 13 vandals were arrested and brought to this command and we are investigating.
â€œAs soon as investigations are completed by Tuesday they will be charged to court,â€ Ojeniyi said.
He said that the collaboration of his men with other security agencies had led to reduction in cases of vandalism in the state.
The state commandant warned vandals and other criminals that delighted in adulterating petroleum products to desist from the act as the state would not be conducive for their business.
He said the command would not relent on its mandate of protecting critical infrastructure belonging to government in any part of the country.
Ojeniyi also called on private security companies in the state that had not renewed their licence for 2016 to do so immediately.
He said that the command would soon embark on inspection of private guard companies and that those which were yet to renew their licences would be sanctioned.
The corps commandant said that oil theft, petroleum products adulteration and vandalism of electricity installations would be eliminated in the state with the cooperation of other security agencies.
He appealed to Akwa Ibom residents to regard security agents as their friends and should volunteer useful information on the activities of criminals to the command for prompt action.
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