Kebbi Govt engages security operatives to mount surveillance on electrical installations

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From El-Yakub Dabai, Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi State Government has engaged the services of a security outfit, Nigeria Hunters and Forest Security Service, to keep vigil on transformers and other electrical installations against vandalization in the State Capital

This measure came on the heels of perennial darkness that hit Birnin Kebbi and environs for the past twelve days following the fire incident that destroyed the TCN transformers supplying energy to the people which led to suspected pockets of vandalization in the metropolis.

Kebbi State Commander of the Security group, Musa Hussaini Rambo

While addressing the security personnel, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Power to the Governor, Kabiru Sani Giant, said ” We are giving you the responsibilities of safeguarding the transformers in the State Capital because vandals would take the opportunity of the darkness to steal valuable materials from them”

“When vandalization happens, Goverment has to use its scarce resources to either purchase new ones or repair those damaged. We know it is the duty of the energy suppliers to do the job but we can’t sit and watch our people suffer pains they did not deserve. Lack of power supply is gradually crippling the socioeconomic activities of the State but I am sure power supply would be restored soon”

The State Commander of the Security group, Musa Hussaini Rambo said his men had already swung into action and had successfully arrested three young men between the ages of 25 and 35 with hoes and hacksaws while attempting to steal armoured cables around GRA-NEPA area in the State Capital and had been taken to court on Monday

Musa Rambo said the Security outfit would soon embark on thorough search on the activities of persons involved in buying scraps because they were prime suspects of buying vandalized electrical installations stressing that any culprit caught in the web of criminality would certainly end up in jail

He thanked Governor Nasir Idris for finding them worthy of the job and assured that they would do their best to protect the installations from vandalism but called for support and cooperation from the general public to discharge their function diligently.

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