By Hassan Turaki
Operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have on Saturday, 29th of July, 2023 arrested two suspected cattle rustlers namely; Abdullahi Buba aged 25 of Garin Dole, Itas Gadau LGA, Bauchi State and Yuse Alhaji Jubril aged 29 of Bursari, Dapchi LGA, Yobe State.
CSC Adamu Shehu, CDPRO disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.
He said Abdullahi Buba was arrested when he went to the residence of one Alhaji Umar Mande situated behind AA Rano Kiyawa LGA at about 0100hrs with the intention of stealing cow(s) but was caught by the owner, who stood vigil during the night together with other neighbors and family members in anticipation of catching the thief that had earlier been stealing their cows.
“According to Alhaji Umar, five cows were stolen from him and three from his neighbor, Alhaji Hardo all valued at over N2,000,000.”
“Investigation revealed that Abdullahi together with his accomplices including Yusuf, Sabo, Umaru and Shu’aibu had been stealing cows between Kiyawa LGA, Jigawa and Azare Town, Bauchi State, respectively,” he further said
He confessed to have stolen 5 cows at various places and with assistance of one Yusuf Alhaji Jubril a driver who alleged to have been transported the stolen cows to one Alhaji Mustapha at Dorawar Na’abba, Kano State (now at large) who get them disposed and then share the booty accordingly.
“Infact, it was Alhaji Mustapha that owns the vehicle that is being used by Yusuf for such purposes.”
He revealed that the suspects had confessed to the crime though denied stealing previously from the complainants.
They will be charged to court for criminal conspiracy, trespass, intent to steal and theft after conclusion of investigations.