The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno on Sunday said it arrested a 21-year-old man, AdamuMamman, for allegedly attempting to murder a 20-year-old woman, Amina Ibrahim.
The NSCDC Commandant, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the suspect was arrested at Jidari Polo Area in the state capital.
“The suspect broke into the house of his victim with intent to steal but the owner of the house returned suddenly and met him.
“When she tried to scream, the suspect grabbed her and strangled her neck until she grew weak and fell to the ground.
“As he tried to runaway, she regained her strength and pursued him to the street and her distress call alerted neighbours and passersby who apprehended the hoodlum.
He said Amina was later taken to the General Hospital, adding that the case had been transferred to the Borno Police Command.
Ibrahim also said that NSCDC arrested a 20-year-old man,AlsamiGaladima, in connection with alleged vandalism of amoured cables.
The commandant said that the suspect was arrested near the FERMA office in the state capital.
He said that the suspect had sold some length of armoured cable at the rate of N9,000 which attracted suspicion.
“The suspect was arrested following a report on his activity and we have directed our men to go after the other culprits who bought the stolen cables from him,’’ he said.
He, therefore, appealed to the general public to be vigilante and report any suspicious activities in the society to law enforcement agencies.