NSCDC arrests 11 suspects over alleged banditry, cattle rustling in Sokoto

The and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Sokoto State Command, Monday,  said it had arrested no fewer than 11 suspects over alleged banditry and rustling in the state.

Mr Muhammad Dada, the NSCDC Commandant, Sokoto command, gave the figures while addressing newsmen in Sokoto.

Dada said the suspects were apprehended in conjunction with a vigilante group of Wurno Local Government Area of Sokoto.

“This development led us to the arrest of seven suspected rustlers identified to belong to a team of bandits terrorising Tureta, Dange/Shuni and Rabah axis of the state.

“Among the suspects is Alti Shehu, 25, who some years back was arrested by the command, prosecuted in court and sentenced to a term in prison.

“While others are, Bello, Abdullahi Hassan, Sani Duna, Abu Gidado, Shehu Modibo and Ibrahim Modi.

“44 rustled cows were recovered from the suspects and are presently secured in the custody of Wurno council,” he said.

The commandant further said the command had succeeded in arresting Muhammadu Aminu and Garba, who confessed to be in kidnapping and banditry activities in the state.

“They have admitted in their confessional statement they were in series of kidnapping and killing of innocent people.

“Unfortunately, the sad part of the whole issue is after an they are an allowance of only N10, 000 per operation,” he said.

Dada said operatives of the command also succeeded in arresting Umar Sanda and Nura Bello, who are suspected bandits informants and food suppliers.

The commandant said investigation suspects were ongoing and upon conclusion the men would be charged to court. (NAN)