Police in Niger State have announced the arrest of two suspected armed bandits and cattle rustlers and recovered about 72 cattle from the suspects.
The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun stated this in a press statement made available to the newsmen on Friday in Minna, the state capital.
The statement added that on 30th November 2021 at about 18:00hrs, based on credible information, police operatives attached to Gawu-Babangida Division arrested two suspects, namely: Jauro Nuhu, aged 35 yrs and Sani Goga aged 25 yrs, both ‘m’ of Dapa village, via Kwali Federal Capital Territory( FCT), Abuja.
According to the statement, the suspects were sighted at Izom cattle market with two suspected stolen sheep, adding, that the sheep were said to have been rustled from Zazagha village, in Munya Local Government Area of the state on 26th November 2021 after which an alarm was raised while the suspects were promptly arrested by the Police.
DSP Wasiu Abiodun noted that during interrogation, the suspects confessed to be members of a 10-man gang of bandits who stormed Chibani, Dnalakpe villages via Zazagha on the above-mentioned date and rustled cattle.
He said, “In the course of the investigation, 71 cows and 23 sheep were recovered from the suspects in the process of moving the cattle from Zazagha forest to Kwali Area of the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) Abuja.”
The statement, however, stated that effort was ongoing by the Police to arrest other members of the gang, while the case was still under investigation.
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