DUTSE — THE Jigawa command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, said it has in its custody, a 23-year-old man (name withheld) who allegedly threatened to kill his father.
The NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mr Muhammad Gidado, told the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Dutse that the suspect was arrested in Taura Local Government Area of Jigawa.
Gidado said the suspect was arrested on Saturday in Gujungu town around 9 p.m.
He added that the matter was reported to the command by the father of the suspect.
The commandant said “the father told us that the suspect came home drunk and he (the father) tried to counsel him to desist from taking drugs.
The suspect then brought out a knife and threatened to kill the father if he did not leave him alone.”
In a related development, Gidado said the command also has in its custody, a 35-year-old suspected drug peddler in the area.
He said that the suspect was also arrested on Saturday in Gujungu town, after receiving intelligence reports about his activities in the area.
According to him, the suspects will be handed over to relevant authorities for further action.