The suspects, Jauro Nuhu and Sani Goga
Two suspected members of a notorious 10-man syndicate of bandits and cattle rustlers have been apprehended by the Niger State Police Command and a total of 71 cows and 23 sheep recovered from them.
The animals, it was gathered were stolen last week Friday, when the bandits attacked Chibani, Dnalakpe villages via Zazagha in Munya Local Government Area of the state and ferried them to Kwali forest in Abuja.
However, they were nabbed by the police attached to Gawu-Babangida division, Gurara LG of the state, where they came to sell two out of the 23 sheep they stole.
Parading the suspects in Minna, the state Police Public Relations Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said they were arrested on Tuesday based on credible information received by the security officers in the area.
The suspects include Jauro Nuhu, 35, and Sani Goga, 25, both of Dapa village, via Kwali, Abuja.
Abiodun explained that the suspects were sighted at Izom cattle market with two suspected stolen sheep from Munya Council and an alarm was raised leading to their arrest.
He explained that during interrogation, the suspects confessed to be members of a ten-man gang of bandits who stormed communities in Munya LG last week Friday and rustled cattle to the forest of Kwali, Abuja.
In the course of the investigation, 71 cows and 23 sheep were recovered from the suspects.
He further stated that effort is ongoing to arrest other members of the gang, while the case is under investigation.