The Bauchi State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested eight suspected cattle rustlers and armored cable thieves in the state.
Speaking in Bauchi on Tuesday the Commandant, NSCDC, Bauchi, James Ameh during the parade of the suspects at the headquarters, explained that two cattle were recovered from the suspects.
The commandant said that the cattle rustling suspects had previously evaded arrest twice explaining that this time around luck ran out of them.
According to him, on September 2, when they took the cattle rustled from Zungur Galambi village of Bauchi Local Government Area on July 22, 2022 and the other one on August 15, 2022 in Bula – Lusa village of Liman Katagum, in Bauchi LGA to Soro market for sale, they were arrested by his personnel.
He further said that they were arrested through credible intelligence reports that they were in the market, doing the business of buying and selling cattle.
The NSCDC boss revealed the identity of the suspects as; 35 year-old Abdullahi Sale, 39 year-old Abdullahi Muhammad, also known as Police, Salisu Hassan, 28 years and their accomplice, Sadiq Abubakar, 35 who served as a middleman in receiving the rustled cattle.
Ameh also said that after interrogation, they confessed to have perpetrated the crime with two others who are now at large, saying that the Corps would muster all efforts to curtail not only the activities of cattle rustlers but other criminal activities in the state.
According to him, “Those who are found wanting will be made to face the wrath of the law. They are not going to be set free. Some of them took to their heels but we are on them and we must get them and bring them to book and they are all going to face prosecution.”
Bauchi: NSCDC arrests 8 suspected cattle rustlers, armored cable thieves