Niger: NSCDC Agro Rangers Squad arrests 5 suspected cattle rustlers

Pix: Dr Ahmed Audi, NSCDC CG
The Agro-Rangers Squad of the Niger State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has arrested five suspected cattle rustlers in Tara Local Government Area of the state.

The Command, in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, DSC Abubakar Muti, said the arrest was based on credible intelligence received by operatives on patrol across Tafa Division.

Muti explained that the five suspects rustled 48 cattle from Kafur in Katsina State through Sundu in Kano State and were heading to Paikon-Kore, Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Terrritory, when they were intercepted.

He said, “The Agro Rangers squad swung into action and intercepted the cattle while prompt invitation was sent to the Chairman, Miyetti Allah, Niger State Chapter, who was represented by Malam Ibrahim Dikko, the Chairman Miyetti Allah, Tafa local government, Malam Haruna Idris and Chairman Miyetti Allah, Suleja Chapter, Malam Ibrahim Abdullahi, for identification of the proper owners of the cattle and necessary mediation.”
The arrested suspects include Adamu Ibrahim, 40, Adamu Hassan, 50, Bature Isah, 15, Usman Ibrahim, 30, and Jamilu Ibrahim, 45.

The statement further stated that after diligent investigation, the Niger State NSCDC commandant subsequently handed over the suspects and the exhibits, in the presence of the delegation from the Niger State Government, to the law enforcement agencies in the state.

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