In Kano, the NSCDC apprehends five phone thieves.

Five suspected phone thieves were apprehended in Kano by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.

The command is currently on the lookout for two people who are said to be buyers of the stolen phones.

According to Ibrahim Abdullahi, the command's Public Relations Officer, the suspects were apprehended on Tuesday in the Sabon Gari area of the state's Fagge Local Government Area.

He gave the names of the suspects as Faisal Usman, 28, Mansur Isa, 38, Abdullahi Bashir, 25, Ahmed Ibrahim, 21, as well as Zulkifil Bello, 25.

The statement explained, “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.”

The spokesman stated that men of the Corps’ Intelligence and Investigation Department were on the trail of their accomplices, Sunday and Abdullahi, whom they used to sell the phones and sim cards to.

The command, according to the statement, also restated its commitment to sustaining the fight and freeing the state from any form of criminality.

It lamented that recently, cases of phone snatching in the Kano metropolitan area have been increasing and assured of its determination to curb the trend.

It explained that on Tuesday, some angry residents set ablaze a tricycle with 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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