The 453 Base Service Group, Kaduna of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, said it has arrested 10 suspected thugs and bandits, recovering 57 livestock.
Addressing a press conference today, at the Air Training Command, Karina, the Commander 453 base service group, Air Commodore Idi Sani said: “On February 16th, 2019, a patrol team from base service group, NAF Kaduna, intercepted seven suspected thugs and bandits including Abdullahi Adamu, Halilu Rilwan, Lawal Hassan, Idris Yusuf, Kabir Muhammad, Badamasi Alhassan and Idris Abubakar armed with dangerous weapon around the Hajj Camp, Mondo.
“The seven suspect claimed to be members of a vigilante group enroute to Buruku village in Chikkun Local Government Area in Kaduna. Then, on February 16th, around NECO Junction Mando, Mr. Abdulrauf Yusuf AKA Gorilla Fighter, was arrested in company of Mr. Muhammad Bello in a Volkswagen golf 3 car with registration Number EG181ABS Abuja.
“Also Mr. Shehu Yahaya was arrested on February 15th at Amana Kasuwa. We recovered a Volkswagen golf 3 car with registration Number EG181ABS Abuja, another Volkswagen Golf without plate number, eight guns, five machetes, a Knife and three cutlasses from the 10 suspects.”
The Commander further disclosed that on February 2nd, a NAF Special Operations Team, tasked with dealing with kidnapping, cattle rustling and armed banditry, intercepted a group of cattle rustlers at Riyawa forest.
“In the face of superior fire power from the NAF team, the cattle rustlers fled the scene, abandoning 44 cows and 13 rams. the animals will be handed over to the Kaduna State Government for action. All the suspects will be handed over today to the police,” he said.