The Adamawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has paraded nine suspected cattle rustlers and drug traffickers in Adamawa.
Addressing newsmen on the arrest Monday at the corps headquarters in Yola, the Commandant, Nuraddeen Abdullahi, said the suspects were arrested in two separate operations by the command.
Abdullahi said the cattle rustlers were arrested in collaboration with Nigeria Army in Namtari area of Yola South Local Government Area, while the drug traffickers were intercepted after their vehicle was stopped with hard drugs along Yola-Numan road.
“Two occupants of the vehicle upon sighting NSCDC patrol team took to their heels abandoning the vehicle. In the course of searching the vehicle..exhibits were found estimated to cost over N20 million,” Abdullahi said.
Abdullahi also said that the command had uncovered a ring of smugglers engaged in smuggling of petroleum products into neigbouring Cameroon Republic.
Abdullahi said though no arrest had been made but some products confiscated.
He said the smuggling rings were active in boarder local government areas of Mubi South, Maiha, Michika and Fufore.
“The command has already constituted formidable patrol team in order to crack down on their activities and bring perpetrators to book,” Abdullahi said.
He urged for public support and collaboration with security agencies to enable them the public more effectively.