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Police arrest three pipeline vandals in Niger state


The Niger State Police Command has arrested three suspected pipeline vandals in Numba Gwari village, Suleja Local Government Area of the state.




Spokesperson of the command, ASP Wasiu Abiodum, who confirmed the incident on Friday, November 20, said that the suspects confessed to the crime, adding that the case is under investigation.




"On 13/11/2020 at about 0900hrs, base on reliable information received, Police Operatives attached to ‘A’ Division Suleja arrested one Daniel Joshua aged 37yrs, Sunday Ezekiel 33yrs and Suleiman Madaki 29yrs all ‘m’ of Numba Gwari village in Suleja LGA," the PPRO said.




"The suspects were arrested while vandalizing NNPC pipeline and scooping PMS at Numba-Gwari, Suleja. During interrogation, the suspects confessed to the crime." he added.




Items recovered from the suspects include six 25 litres jerricans with PMS, forty-eight empty jerricans, eight drilling bits and one drilling machine.




Others are, chisel, a hammer, a shovel, four plastic containers and a funnel.

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