Niger state command of Nigeria Police force has apprehended five suspects for alleged cattle rustling in the state.
The command in a statement signed by Niger state Police Public Relations Officer,ASP Wasiu A. Abiodun said on 5th April, 2020 the command received information from a reliable source that one Jibrin Sabo of Fulani Camp, Ekun village via Paiko LGA returned home with bullet wound on his right leg and was seen receiving treatment from one Suleiman Abdulkadir of Kwakuti village, Paiko LGA.
On receipt of the information, a team of Police detectives from Paiko Division swung into action and arrested the said Jibrin Sabo and Suleiman Abdulkadir.
During investigation the said Jibrin Sabo confessed to have conspired with his gang members namely Aliyu and Bala surname unknown both of Kwakuti village now at large, went to rustled cattle from the camp of one Alhaji Monori of Bonu village via Gurara LGA of Niger State while in the process they were over powered by Vigilantes, one of the suspect was shot on the leg while others fled. The suspects will soon be charged to court for prosecution.
In another development, on 6th April, 2020 at about 1330hrs, one Bello Umar of Gabadon area, Suleja LGA reported at ‘A’ Division Suleja that on 2nd April, 2020 at about 1900hrs, he discovered that his four year old son by name Abdulrahman Bello of the same address was missing.
On receipt of the complaint, a team of Policemen from ‘A’ Division Suleja on reasonable suspicion arrested one Stella Idris aged 46yrs, Miracle Idris aged 16yrs and Ebube Ebuka aged 18yrs all of Gabadon and Osato area, Suleja LGA respectively, while in an attempt to sell him at the rate of three hundred thousand naira (N 300,000.00), the victim was rescued unhurt and the alleged buyer still at large,Police has commenced further investigation.