By Muhammadu Sabiu
A suspected bandit operating in northwest Nigeria, Bello Galadima, has on Tuesday been apprehended by men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Sokoto.
This was confirmed by Hamza Illela, spokesperson of the corps in the state.
Mr Illela was quoted as saying, “The corps at about 0600hrs yesterday, Tuesday, arrested a wanted notorious bandit following intelligence on his activities and movement from the members of Hamma Ali community.
“The command directed its intelligence team to liaise with the arms squad unit to track and arrest him.”
The suspected bandit was reported to have been arrested around the Aliyu Jodi area.
Sokoto State is one of the northwestern states badly hit by bandits and kidnappers despite the fact that security personnel are making efforts to curb the vices.