Again police nab 5-man armed robbery gang in Katsina
The Katsina State Police Command on Thursday arrested a five man armed robbery gang, who had been terrorizing Funtua in the southern part of the state and its environs recovering in the process, one locally fabricated rifle.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPPRO, in the state, Superintendent Isa Gambo, who signed a press release on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Wakil, said nemesis caught up with the suspects when they invaded the house of one Haruna Idris of Dan-Dutse Quarters, Funtua.
Gambo further gave out the names of those arrested to include: Umar Yahaya, 24, Abdulmalik Yahaya, 20. Abdulrashid Musa, 20 Abdurrahman Suleman, 21, all of Maigamji village in Funtua LGA.
He said ’’The exhibit items recovered on the suspects include one fabricated locally made Rifle, one Toy Gun, two sharp knives, one cutlass, Torchlight, nine thousand and eighty naira cash, four GSM handsets and one military cap.
In a related development, the Police have also announced the arrest of a gang of suspected cattle rustlers/kidnappers numbering about twelve at Dandume and Safana Local Government Areas of the state who were armed with AK 47 rifles and invaded Dallawa Mahuta village where they shot one Aminu Maharazu, 20.
According to the press release’’ the villagers organized themselves and gave the hoodlums a hot chase and during the encounter the villagers succeeded in killing three of the bandits while the rest took to their heels and escaped into the bush.
Police patrol teams were immediately dispatched to the scene and combed the bush’’.
‘’They recovered five (5) rounds of 5.56mm live ammunitions along with three empty shells of expended ammunition’’.
‘’Also the corpse of one Isiya Bello of Gamji village, Sabuwa LGA of Katsina state, a notorious gang leader of kidnappers, terrorizing Dandume, Sabuwa and Ankara, was identified among the hoodlums being killed by the brave villagers’’.
Police patrol team on routine patrol along Alhazawa village, Safana LGA of Katsina state had a fierce encounter with a gang of Cattle rustlers/Kidnappers and succeeded in gunning down the ring leader one Audu Bello alias Gemu, 40, of Rugu forest.
The gang has been identified to be responsible for the Gora village attack which occurred recently.”