The Sokoto State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested Bello Galadima, a suspected bandit.
According to Hamza Illela, spokesperson of the corps in the state, Galadima was arrested where he had gone to buy sex enhancement drugs.
There have been complaints of kidnap victims being raped in bandits’ den.
Last month, Surajo Dauda, a notorious kidnapper in Katsina, confessed raping a housewife on a daily basis for five months
Illela said Galadima was nabbed based on a tip-off
“Bello Galadima, 40 years old, was arrested in one of the their hideout at Aliyu Jodi where he came to buy drugs and satisfy his sexual urge,” he said.
A statement by NSCDC’s spokesperson, Olusola Odumosu, said the 40-year-old bandit was arrested in Aliyu Jodi area of Sokoto State, where he went to buy drugs and also to satisfy his sexual urge.
He said Galaduma had been on the wanted list of security agencies for more than two years running.
The statement said, “Galaduma specializes in liaising with kidnappers by giving them information of persons to be kidnapped.
“He also, assist kidnappers in buying drugs and other items they use for their nefarious activities.
“The captured bandit, according to reliable intel, was formerly operating in Niger State before relocating to Sokoto State where luck ran out on him leading to his capture and arrest by operatives of the NSCDC.
“This feat was made possible due to actionable intelligence received by the officers and men of the NSCDC, Sokoto State Command who responded immediately and laid siege in the Aliyu Jodi area of Sokoto State, where he went to buy drugs and also to satisfy his sexual urge. In that process, the gallant officers wasted no time in ending his reign of banditry.”
“Galaduma is in the custody of NSCDC operatives, and is presently under interrogation and helping with useful information to apprehend other culprits.”