Kano NSCDC hunts buyers of stolen phones
Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kano State Command, have apprehended five suspected phone thieves in the state.
The command is currently on the trail of two persons said to be buyers of the stolen phones.
According to a statement on Wednesday by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Ibrahim Abdullahi, the suspects were arrested on Tuesday in the Sabon Gari area of the Fagge Local Government Area of the state.
The statement read, “The suspects namely Faisal Usman, 28, Mansur Isa, 38, Abdullahi Bashir, 25, Ahmed Ibrahim, 21 as well as Zulkifil Bello, 25.
“They used to operate and engage in the dastardly act around Sabon Gari, the Fagge Local Government Area where they snatch handsets belonging to innocent people.
“Men of the corps’ Intelligence and Investigation Department are on the trail of their accomplices, Sunday and Abdullahi, whom they used to sell the phones and sim cards to.”
The command also restated its commitment to sustaining the fight against any form of criminality in the state.
“The NSCDC, Kano Command, wishes to reiterate its stance in sustaining the fight against phone snatching, crimes and criminality as well as protection of critical national assets and infrastructure,” it added.
Recently, cases of phone snatching in the Kano metropolitan area have been increasing.
On Tuesday, some angry residents set ablaze a tricycle in which two suspected phone thieves were alleged to have snatched a phone from a passenger while the suspects were beaten to a state of coma.
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