Crime

Luck Runs Out Of Woman, Man Who Steal Goats In Bauchi

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting

A woman and her accomplice, who specialise in stealing goats, have been arrested and paraded by operatives of the Bauchi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Zainab Malam Barka, 35 years of Madara district of Katagum Local Government Area and one Usman Abubakar, 50 years old, were paraded for alleged stealing of goats.

While parading the suspects alongside others arrested, the Command PRO, SC Garkuwa Y. Adamu explained that Zainab with the help of Abubakar, specialize in stealing goats.

Adamu said preliminary investigations revealed that she stole 22 goats in two batches with the first batch of eight goats stolen on 23/12/2021 and taken to Hardawa market where she sold them for N77, 000.

Adamu added that a week later, she went back to the same location and stole 14 goats which she took to Misau market for sale as usual.

He said that luck, however, ran out of her and she was arrested by NSCDC personnel attached to Misau Division.

He further stated that the suspects will be charged to court immediately after investigations were completed.

Similarly, the PRO also said that the Command, under the leadership of Commandant Nuraddeen Abdullahi, had successfully arrested some suspected political thugs popularly known as Sara-suka for involving themselves in acts of thuggery.

He said the suspects were part of a syndicate terrorizing Misau town, headquarters of Misau Local Government of the state.

He narrated that on January 5, 2022, at about 11:00p.m, a distress call was received by the Divisional Officer in Misau about the activities of the Sara-Suka gang and immediately the DPO mobilized his men to the scene and arrested two suspects among the gang members.

Those arrested and paraded by the command were Auwal Usman, 17 years and Ibrahim Ibrahim, 18 years 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 said they specialized in attacking residents and dispossessing people of their belongings while other gang members were at large and effort to get them arresred ongoing.

The command assured that its personnel would continue to provide security to citizens of the state in collaboration with other security agencies in the state.

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