The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, in Sokoto State has arrested a suspected cattle rustler, Aliyu Danzuru who terrorized parts of the state, along side two suspected electricity cable vandals, Shehu Ibrahim and Abubakar Sani.
NAN repots that the Commandant of NSCDC in the state, Babangida Dutsinma, made the disclosure of the arrest of the suspects on Monday in Sokoto.
While speaking the Commandant stated that; the arrest of Danzuru, who had been on the security watch for a long period, followed a tip-off on March 24. Danzuru was popular among notorious bandits and was said to have masterminded numerous cattle rustlings in Raba Local Government Area and environs.
“However, on investigation, Danzuru led the corps to arrest his gang’s arms supplier, one Alhaji Yale, who died after being hospitalised from high blood pressure, before Yale’s death, four locally made rifles, ammunition and machetes were recovered from his house, the deceased refused to disclose the whereabouts of some AK 47 rifles mentioned by Danzuru”, he said.
Eight other gang members that included Babangida Audu, Amadu Bello, Isa Kusar-Hausawa, Jammu Kusar-Fulani, Basiru Bello, Gyade Dutsen-Kusra, Lawwali Kusar Gobirawa and Salisu Hanci, where also mentioned by the suspect.