Eid-elfitr: NSCDC arrests gang of brigands in Gusau

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Zamfara State Command, has made significant strides in curbing criminal activities in the state.

During a press briefing and parading the the arrested suspects, the NSCDC image maker in Zamfara state SC Ikor Oche said part of successes recorded include arresting of a gang of notorious gang who disrupted Eid prayer during the last eid fitr prayers in Gusau and arrest of motorcycle snatchers.

Apprehended suspecs

Motorcycle Snatchers Apprehended:

Commandant Mustapha disclosed that on April 26, 2024, operatives of the Corps successfully apprehended a notorious gang of motorcycle snatchers operating along the Furfuri and Bungudu axis. The gang, consisting of Abdulkarim Usman, Aminu Ibrahim, and Naziru Bala, along with accomplice Sani Samaila, attempted to steal a Bajaj motorcycle from an okada man in the Gada biyu area of Gusau. The victim was attacked with a weapon known as Gwora, fortunately surviving the ordeal. The criminals confessed to previous motorcycle thefts and implicated Sani Samaila as their buyer. Two stolen motorcycles were recovered as evidence.

Public Peace Breach during Eid Prayers:

Additionally, Commandant Mustapha addressed a disturbing incident that occurred during Eid prayers on April 10, 2024, at the central Eid ground in Gusau. A group known as Yan Fegi, seeking revenge for a previous altercation, attempted to cause chaos at the prayer ground. Their actions led to the tragic death of a teenage girl and injuries to several others. The group also attacked Corps operatives and looted and set ablaze a Corps vehicle. Four suspects have been arrested, while four others remain at large.

Legal Action and Warning:

Commandant Mustapha emphasized that the apprehended individuals would face charges including criminal conspiracy, causing grievous hurt, inciting public peace, and unlawful possession of weapons. He warned miscreants against inciting violence, emphasizing the Corps’ commitment to maintaining law and order in the state.

CDPRO SC Ikor Oche

Condolences and Assurance:

Lastly, Commandant Mustapha expressed deep regret over the loss of the teenage girl and assured the public of the Corps’ dedication to safeguarding lives and property in Zamfara State.

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