InJigawa Cattle thieves arrested by NSCDC officials

Two suspects have been apprehended by the NSCDC over armed robbery and cow rustling allegations.

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Officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa State have arrested two suspects on charges of armed robbery and cattle rustling.

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The Commandant of the corps in the state, Mr Muhammad Durumin-Iya, disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday, September 16 in Dutse that the suspects were arrested in the Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of the state.

He revealed that the suspects who hailed from Tukuda village, were arrested by the officials on Thursday, September 15, in Kiyako village.

Durumin-Iya explained that one of the suspects was reportedly arrested with  stolen cows valued between  N130, 000 and N150, 000.

He added that an informant had approached the suspect while he was attempting to transport the cow to Azare in Bauchi state.

The second suspect was reportedly arrested for aiding and abetting the suspected cattle rustler.

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The commandant added that the command has been on the trail of the suspect since July this year following an alleged robbery in Birnin Kudu.

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