The police in Niger State have intercepted a gang of suspected truck thieves along the Sabo Wuse Road in the Tafa Local Government Area of the state.
The suspects – Samson Audu, 32; Philip Amodu, 25; Safiu Amisu, 29; and Ismaila Aburata, 27 – allegedly stole a truck in Lagos and brought it to Niger State where they planned to dispose of it.
It was gathered that the suspects successfully stole the yellow Iveco truck, belonging to Sinoma Kun-Shan Chinese Company in Lagos.
According to the police, the driver of the truck, Umar Haruna, intended to sell the stolen truck for N3m.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, explained that the suspects confessed to conspiring with Haruna to perpetrate the act.
Abubakar said police operatives had recovered the truck, adding that efforts were in progress to arrest Haruna and charge the suspects to court.