The police in Niger State have arrested two suspected motorcycle thieves terrorising the Magama Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects – Buba Auta, 30 , of Lade village Fulani Camp and Na -Allah Shekere , 30 , of Koso village in Magama – were nabbed by the police detectives attached to Nasko Division based on a tip – off.
Northern City News gathered that their victims , Saidu Shehu and Moses Andrawus, both of Majame village , were robbed of one Bajaj motorcycle on their way to Salka .
Checks revealed that the victims were attempting to remove a barricade on the road when the suspects emerged from the bush, inflicted injuries on them and made away with their motorcycle .
One of the suspects , Shekere , told our correspondent that he engaged in robbery to raise money for cattle business .
‘ I am a farmer but the money I ’m making was not enough to start cattle rearing business which required substantial amount of money and now that l am in the police net , my hope and aspiration is dashed .
“ I have wicked relations who never bothered to help anyone; in fact , they contibuted to the hopeless situation in which I found myself ; Allah will judge them , ” he said .
The command ’ s Public Relations Officer , Muhammad Abubakar , said the suspects admitted to the crime , adding that a cutlass was recovered from them.