Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) operating in Jigawa State, on Wednesday said it rescued a 35-year-old man (nameswithheld) accused of stealing 11 goats from being lynched by angry mob.
Muhammad Gidado, the agency’s state commandant, who made this known to journalists in Dutse, said that the suspect has been arrested and detained pending investigation.
Gidado said that the incident took place at Jaruwa village in Jahun Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, the suspect was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly stole the goats belonging to Malam Sulaiman Adamu.
the state commandant said that the matter was reported to officers of the command operating in the area by some residents of the village, adding that the suspect was rescued from the mob who said they caught him while taking the goats out of the village.
“They beat up the suspect and almost lynched him” Gidado said.
Gidado said the suspect was taken to the General Hospital at Jahun for medical attention following the injuries he sustained, but he been discharged.
The commandant said that the suspect confessed to committing the crime, and would soon be charged to court.