The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kano State Command said it had arrested five suspected phone snatchers.
Mr Ibrahim Idris-Abdullahi, the command’s spokesperson on Wednesday listed the suspects as: Faisal Usman, 28, Mansur Isa, 38, Abdullahi Bashir, 25, Ahmed Ibrahim, 21and Zulkifil Bello, 25, specialise in stealing and snatching of phones.
“The suspects operate and engage in a dastardly act around Sabon Gari, Fagge Local Government Area of the state, where they steal and snatch handsets belonging to innocent people.
“Men of the corps intelligence and investigation department are on the trails of the suspects’ accomplices one Mr Sunday and Abdullahi) whom they used to sell the phones and Sim cards to,” he said.
The spokesperson said that items, which included three mobile phones and a bunch of keys, were recovered from the suspects.
He said investigation was ongoing, adding, ”once completed, the suspects will be charged to court.”
Idris-Abdullahi said the command would sustain the fight against phone snatching, crimes and criminality, as well as the protection of critical national assets and infrastructure.