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NSCDC arrests 35-year-old woman for stealing 22 goats in Bauchi



A 35-year-old woman, Zainab Malam Barka, of Madara district of katagum Local Government Area, has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Bauchi State Command for allegedly stealing goats.

The Public Relations Officer of the Command in the state, Garkuwa Adamu, who paraded Zainab alongside others, explained that she specialises in stealing goats with the help of a 50-year old Usman Abubakar.

He said preliminary investigation revealed that she stole 22 goats in two batches with the first batch of 8 goats stolen on 23rd December, 2021 and taken to Hardawa market where she sold them at the rate of N77, 000.

He 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.

According to him, luck however ran out of her and she was arrested by NSCDC personnel attached to Misau Division.

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

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

He said the suspects are part of a syndicate terrorizing Misau town headquarters of Misau Local Government of the State.

He narrated, “On 5th of January, 2022 at about 2300hours, a distress call was received by the Divisional Officer in Misau about the activities of sara-suka gang. Immediately, he mobilized his men to the scene and arrested two suspects among the gang members.”

Those arrested and paraded by the Command are: Auwal Usman, 17 years and Ibrahim Ibrahim, 18 years all of Misau town.

Adamu said that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects used matchettes and knives in attacking four people who are currently receiving treatment at Federal Medical Center, Azare as a result of the injury they sustained.

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