The NSCDC in Borno said on Sunday that two men, Adamu Mamman and Alsami Galadima, both suspected of attempted murder and vandalism of cables respectively, have been arrested
The NSCDC Commandant, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim, speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri said that the suspect was caught at Jidari Polo Area there in the state capital, after he tried to murder a woman, simply referred to as Amina.
"The suspect broke into the house of his victim with intent to steal but the owner of the house returned suddenly and met him.
"When she tried to scream, the suspect grabbed her and strangled her neck until she grew weak and fell to the ground.
"As he tried to runaway, she regained her strength and pursued him to the street and her distress call alerted neighbours and passersby who apprehended the hoodlum.
Amina was later rushed to the General Hospital. He added that the case had been transferred to the Borno Police Command for further investigation.
In an unrelated crime, Ibrahim also said that NSCDC arrested a 20-year-old man, Alsami Galadima, in connection with alleged vandalism of amoured cables.
The commandant said that the suspect was arrested near the FERMA office also in the state capital.
He said that the suspect had sold some length of armoured cable at the rate of N9,000 which attracted suspicion.
"The suspect was arrested following a report on his activity and we have directed our men to go after the other culprits who bought the stolen cables from him,’’ he said.