18 suspects arrested for various crimes in Zamfara state have been paraded by the state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The Command Public Relations Officer, Ikor Oche said three suspects were arrested from Kara village of Wanke District Gusau local Government Area for criminal conspiracy, tampering with electric wires, and theft.
Five suspects were also arrested at Birnin Ruwa Area of Tsafe Local Government Area on the 4th of March, 2022. Others were apprehended while trying to rob innocent citizens.
“These criminals took a paid bus from Zaria, Kaduna State to Zamfara State just to commit mischief at the Maulid Ground. They were arrested and brought to the Command for investigations.
Furthermore, the NSCDC spokesperson said four other suspects who specialise in pickpocketing and stealing mobile phones were apprehended at the Maulud ceremony ground. He said some exhibits of stolen phones were found at their disposal.
“These criminal gangs are also from Zaria city who have come to Gusau to dispose innocent participants at the Maulid of their belongings.”
Reiterating the commitment of the Corps to rid Zamfara State of all forms of criminalities, Oche added that the suspects will be charged to court when investigations are concluded.