Suspected railway line vandals, others arrested in Kwara State

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kwara State Command have arrested two suspected railway line vandals and three alleged house breakers.

The NSCDC state spokesperson, Ayeni Olasunkanmi, disclosed that the railway line vandals were arrested on Friday by operatives of the command.

He said the vandals, Waheed Ganiyu (22) and Majeeb Afolabi (24), both residents of Ganmo area near Ilorin metropolis, were arrested while vandalizing a railway line along Ogbondoroko area in Asa Local Government Area of the state.

The three other suspects arrested for alleged housebreaking are Shehu Nurudeen who reportedly burgled a house along Wara-Lubcon area in Ilorin.

Ayeni, who said the suspects will be taken to court for prosecution, lamented that “it is disheartening and worrisome that Nigeria’s energetic youths who should rather be contributing meaningfully to make the country great are now behind these criminal acts.

“None of them is 25 years old, their ages range between 19,18, 22, and 24, where is the country heading?

“We all have serious work to do as parents, guardians, security and other civilians if we want Nigeria to be at peace by giving security agencies timely and adequate information,” he added.