A 50-year-old man Usman Abubakar and 35-year-old woman, Zainab Malam Barka, of Madara district of Katagum Local Government Area of the Bauchi State have been arrested for allegedly stealing goats.
The Public Relations Officer of the Bauchi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Garkuwa Y. Adamu paraded the suspects alongside others on Thursday.
He said Zainab, with the help of Usman Abubakar, engages in stealing goats, adding that preliminary investigations revealed that she stole 22 goats in two batches with the first batch of eight stolen on 23/12/2021 and taken to Hardawa market where she sold them at the rate of N77,000.
“After a week, she went back to the same location and stole 14 goats which she took to Misau market for sale as usual, but luck ran out on her as she was arrested by NSCDC personnel attached to Misau Division.
“The suspects will be charged to court immediately after investigations,” he said..
The PRO also said that the command under the leadership of Commandant Nuraddeen Abdullahi successfully arrested some suspected political thugs popularly known as (Sara-Suka) for acts of thuggery.
He said the suspects are part of a syndicate terrorizing Misau town, headquarters of Misau Local Government of the State.
Garkuwa said on the 5th of January, 2022 at about 2300hours, a distress call was received by the Divisional Officer in Misau about the activities of Sara-Suka gang, immediately the Divisional Officer mobilized his men to the scene and arrested two suspects among the gang members.
Those arrested and paraded by the command are: Auwal Usman, 17, and Ibrahim Ibrahim, 18, all of Misau town.
The PRO said that Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects used machetes and knives in attacking four people who are currently receiving treatment at FMC Azare.
He added that they also specialized in attacking residents and dispossessing people of their belongings while other gang members are at large and effort is ongoing to ensure that they are arrested.
The command assured that its personnel will continue to provide security to citizens of the state in collaboration with other security agencies, urging residents to be security conscious and report strange characters to the nearest security outfit.