The suspects were arrested in the early hours of Monday.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has arrested two suspected vandals of PHCN installations in Abuja.
The Federal Capital Territory, FCT Commandant of the corps, Aminu Kofar-Soro, announced this in Abuja on Tuesday, while briefing newsmen on the arrests.
Mr. Kofar-Soro said the suspects were arrested in the early hours of Monday, April 1 in Jiwa in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
He said the men were arrested through the combined effort of NSCDC personnel and a vigilante group in Jiwa Village.
He said that 18 jerrycans containing mercury oil, used to power PHCN transformers were recovered from the suspects.
The commandant said the activities of the vandals had led to `incapacitation’ in power supply to Karmo, Kado, Life Camp and their environs.
He said the NSCDC had informed the PHCN of the activities of the suspects and that the suspects would soon be handed over to the appropriate authorities, to face trial.
Also speaking, Hussaini Pama, an official of the Abuja Municipal Area Council of the NSCDC, commended the Chief of Jiwa and the vigilance group in the area for assisting in the arrest of the suspects.
He urged members of the public to always provide information on the activities of criminals and saboteurs to any command of the NSCDC nationwide for necessary action.
One of the suspects, who attributed his action to the work of the devil, in an interview with newsmen, asked Nigerians to forgive him.
He said he often sold the mercury oil to somebody, now at large, who buys 20 litres for N2,500.
Mercury is also used by criminals in the production of fake currencies.
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