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NSCDC apprehend 4 suspected robbers in Jigawa

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa has apprehended four suspected armed robbers in the state.

The command’s spokesperson, CSC Adamu Shehu, made this revelation while addressing journalists in Dutse on Monday.

The command’s spokesperson revealed that the suspects who were of the age between 22 and 30 were apprehended after they stormed the residence of one of the personnel of the NSCDC in Dutse Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

“The suspects aged between 22 and 30 and residents of Takur Adua, Unguwar Gabas and Unguwar Barebari in Dutse LGA were arrested on Oct. 14.

“They conspired and forcefully gained entry into the house of one Umar Yunusa, a staff of the NSCDC on Sept. 24 around 2 a.m., when he was asleep. Upon hearing their movements, he woke up and engaged them in a fight.

“But when he realised that they were in possession of dangerous weapons, he shouted for help which scared and made them runaway.

“Luckily, they left an exhibit, a head warmer which was used in apprehending one of them and subsequently the rest of the ring members,” he said.

The spokesperson narrated that on the same date, the suspects entered the residence of one Abdulfatahi Sulaiman of the same vicinity at about 1:30 a.m., and stoled his N15, 000 cash and a mobile phone worth N55, 000.

“When interrogated, the suspects mentioned the name of one other person that they connived with and trespassed into the residences of one Ejike Nicholas and one Fahad Hassan on Aug. 17 and Sept. 8 in the same area and stole a laptop computer and a Plasma television set.

“They also confessed to have terrorised Takur Addu’a and its environs using cutlasses and knives to steal from the residents,” Shehu added.

He revealed that investigation was still in process after which the suspects would be charged to court.

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