The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps says it recovered 4,050 metres of power cables worth N5 million from vandals in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The Acting Commandant of the NSCDC in the state, Michael Atunde-Ade, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Bauchi.
Atunde-Ade said that officers of the command received intelligent information on the activities of vandals and immediately switched into action to recover the items.
He said: “Our officers gathered that the cables were vandalised and packaged along Ningi-Burra road.
“For three days, our officers were on surveillance, but we could not apprehend anyone.
“We later recovered the cables and it was handed over to the state Ministry for Power and Technology.”
The NSCDC boss further disclosed that the command also seized 300 bags of charcoal along Lame-Burra Road and in Yankari Games Reserve in the state.
He said the charcoal was part of the deforestation activities banned by the state government.
Atunde-Ade confirmed that the items were handed over to the Bauchi State Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Similarly, he said the state command recently received palliative items from the North East Development Commission.
The items included 100 bags of rice, 100 cartons of Maggi, 100 bags of salt, 300 cartoon of groundnut oil and 100 cartons of spaghetti.
He said the items would be distributed to 913 staff of the state command and zonal office in Bauchi.