By Bashir Rabe Mani
Sokoto – The Sokoto State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), said it arrested two armed robbery suspects and an impersonator.
The State Commandant of the Corps, Mr Babangida Abdullahi, disclosed this at a news briefing in Sokoto on Friday.
Babangida said:” The two armed robbery suspects were arrested on Thursday night, at the Bado area, an outskirts of Sokoto metropolis.
” They were arrested by our personnel sequel to a distress call put to us by the victim.
” They were lucky to have seized N50,000, from the victim, but were unlucky as they had been apprehended.
” Their accomplices were now at large, with two AK 47 rifles, but we are trailing them.”
Abdullahi further said that the suspects believed to be between the ages of 26 and 27, hailed from the area.
In a related development, the commandant said the command also arrested a 35-year-old man, Aliyu Umar, who had been parading himself as an Assistant Commandant of the corps.
Abdullahi said the suspect was apprehended on Thursday when he went to the command’s anti-vandalism unit at Bado, and introduced himself as an Assistant Commandant.
He said the suspect was an unregistered volunteer of the corps until his arrest.
The commandant averred that all the suspects were being interrogated at the corps’ headquarters in Sokoto.
He added that they will soon be arraigned after the conduct of thorough investigations.