The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Bayelsa State on Thursday said four male candidates were arrested for vandalism during the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations.
Christiana Abiakam-Omanu, Commandant of the NSCDC in the state, made this known while briefing newsmen.
Obiakam-Omanu said the suspects were arrested at a Computer-Based Test Centre at the Federal University, Otuoke.
She warned that the agency would not tolerate vandalism of government infrastructure, saying the corps remains totally committed to its mandate and would spare no effort in prosecuting vandals.
The four male candidates registered for the UTME in Otuoke centre in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Obiakam-Omanu said: “The suspects on June 22 disrupted the smooth exercise that was on going and destroyed some facilities in the centre.
“They were allowed to participate in the examination having been registered by JAMB as candidates for the examination.”
The commandant warned anyone who wants to toe the same line to steer clear of all CBT centres in the state as the NSCDC would bring offenders to face the law.
Obiakam-Omanu also said investigation into the incident was in progress, and that if found culpable, the suspects would face the full weight of the law.
On their part, the four suspects regretted their actions and appealed for leniency from the government over their actions.
They also urged other candidates not to follow the part of protest which can cause trouble for them as JAMB candidates.