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Youths attack truck carrying rice to Zaria, steal 29 bags


Youths attack truck carrying rice to Zaria, steal 29 bags

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kano State Command have arrested 19 suspects who allegedly looted a rice truck in Kano.


The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSC Ibrahim Idris-Abdullahi, said in a statement on Monday, Feb. 27, that the suspects attacked the truck along Kano-Zaria Road on Sunday, Feb. 26.


He said that the truck, with registration number UGG 532 XA, was loaded with hundreds of 50kg bags of rice from Alhamsad Rice Mill, located in Sharada, Kano, and was heading to Zaria in Kaduna State.


However, hoodlums attacked it and looted the bags of rice.


Operatives of the NSCDC mobilised personnel to the scene after receiving the report and they arrested the suspects and 29 bags of rice were recovered from them.


The driver of the truck and his assistants were rescued.


Idris-Abdullahi said that the suspects would be charged to court after conclusion of investigation.




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