The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a notorious kidnapper and cattle rustler, Tukur Mohammed, in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State.
Briefing reporters at the command headquarters in Lafia on Monday, September 12, State Commander Abbas Bappa Muhammed, who spoke through Public Relations Officer, Jerry Victor, said the suspect terrorized Abaji Regional Council of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasarawa and Toto Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State
The Special Intelligence Squad (SIS) arrested Mohammed, 25, from Tsafe local government area in Zamfara state, after a credible and reliable tip of the whereabouts of the suspect who has been under the Squad’s radar for a some time already.
“The suspect confessed to being a member of a deadly and notorious kidnapping syndicate and an infamous gang of cattle rustlers, specializing in cattle rustling and kidnapping for ransom around FCT Abaji Regional Council, Nasarawa and Toto local government areas of Nasarawa State,” he said.
“Investigation revealed that the Syndicate kidnapped a Malam Ibrahim between Nasarawa and Toto Local Government Area in Nasarawa State with his gang and demanded N10,000,000 as ransom, after collecting N1,000,000 which were found in the victim’s vehicle”,
“Awaiting the ransom, they were dislodged by the combined operation of the Nigerian Army and the Vigilante Group, leading to the assassination of some members of his gang, while he and others escaped.
“The suspect also revealed that he and his gang stole more than 50 cattle which they shared among themselves. He got four of them as shares and sold them for 30,000 Naira each to a butcher in the local government area. of Nasarawa”,
The State Commander reiterated the Corps’ commitment to combat crime and criminality in the State.
“Criminals have only one option, change a new furlough or face the wrath of the law, because the Corps will not and will never relent in its efforts to get rid of felons in the state,” a he added.
He called on the good people of the state to make credible and reliable information available to security agencies closer to them.
When you see something, say something and do something, he concluded.