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NSCDC Apprehends Suspected Cattle Rustler in Jigawa

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A suspected cattle rustler, Mamman Amadu, (m), 25-year-old, from Iwo village of Kirikasamma LGA has been apprehended by operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

ASC Badruddeen Tijjani Mahmud Acting Command Public Relations Officer made the disclosure in a statement said the arrest was carried on Sunday, 14th day of January, 2024 on a suspected case of cattle theft.

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He also  said the suspect was arrested around 1100hrs at a stop and search security check mounted by the NSCDC to checkmate illegalities along Hadejia- Gujungu road while conveying the stolen bull in a blue colored Gulf saloon to Gujungu market where he intend to sale the stolen animal.

He added that at the point of arrest, the suspect could not give satisfactory explanation and his body language depicts guilt.

He pointed out that investigation revealed that the suspect together with one Malam Buba (now at large) connived and stole the bull from unknown herder while grazing in an open space in one of the bushes in Iwo village, Kirikasamma LGA on Thursday, 11th of January, 2024 at around 1800hrs which they said has separated from the rest of the herds.

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He further revealed that they afterwards kept the stolen bull hidden until the day they decided to take it to a market.

Similarly, he noted that another suspect, Malam Baba (m), 35 years, from Aranjasco Area of Guri LGA was equally apprehended for an attempt to commit an offence by planning to call via phone some well to do members of his community to threaten them to give alms “Zakkat” money but his intention was exposed by one of his friends who the suspect intend to co-opt into the heinous activity, maintaining that he already bought some preregistered sims to be used for the purpose.

According the PRO, the friend became frightened when he told him about his intention to call someone from the community to ask him to produce N7,000,000 or be dealt with. By hearing that, he reported to his father who in turn reported to NSCDC.

He highlighted that both suspects confessed to their various crimes and will be charged to court after all investigations were concluded for possible prosecution.



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