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Police arrest multiple notorious syndicates of cattle rustlers, armed robbery suspects in Katsina

Police arrest multiple notorious syndicates of cattle rustlers, armed robbery suspects in Katsina

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Police arrest multiple notorious syndicates of cattle rustlers, armed robbery suspects in Katsina

The Police operatives in Katsina have made some successes in the curving of insecurity across the state.

This was disclosed to the press by the Katsina State police commissioner while parading the suspects.

According to him, at least eight (8) notorious syndicates of cattle rustlers, armed robbery suspects have been arrested across the state recently.

Below is the press release signed by the command’s commissioner, CP Sanusi Buba:

Good afternoon Gentlemen of the Press. I am delighted to welcome you to Katsina state Police Command Headquarters, to brief you on the new achievements recorded by Katsina state Police Command.

ARREST/BUSTING OF NOTORIOUS SYNDICATE OF CATTLE RUSTLING, KIDNAPPING FOR RANSOM AND ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS AND RECOVERY OF ONE LOCALLY MADE PISTOL: On 6/07/2019 “Operation Puff Adder” led by DPO Batsari succeeded in smashing a notorious syndicate of cattle rustlers, armed robbers and kidnappers terrorizing Batsari and Safana LGAs of Katsina state. Nemesis caught off with members of the syndicate when they were subdued and arrested inside the house of one notorious bandit “Dogo Bello (now at large) who is strongly suspected to have kidnapped the Ward Head of Garin Labo. The following suspects were arrested:

Mu’azu Amadu, ‘m’, aged 60yrs, Suleman Amadu, ‘m’ aged 65yrs, Abu Bello, ‘m’, aged 60yrs and Abubakar Lawal, alias “Maigoro” 35yrs all of Sinji village, Batsari.

The team also recovered one locally fabricated Pistol and two Boxer motorcycles from the suspects during a search.

ARREST OF NOTORIOUS SYNDICATE OF KIDNAPPING/ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS: On 11/06/2019 the Command succeeded in arresting a notorious syndicate of kidnapping and armed robbery suspects at Kampanin Daudawa village, Faskari LGA of Katsina state. The bandits met their waterloo, when on 09/06/2019 at about 04:00hrs, attacked the house of one Hassan Rabo, ‘m’, of Kamfanin Daudawa village, Faskari and robbed him of his motorcycle and other valuables after inflicting injuries on him. The following suspects were arrested:

Rabi’u Muhammed ‘m’ aged 30yrs of Unguwar Daji, Minna, Niger state, Aminu Ahmed, ‘m’, aged 22yrs, Ibrahim Mu’azu, ‘m’, aged 20yrs, Danlami Bala ‘m’, aged 25yrs and Ibrahim Mohd, ‘m’, aged 23yr.

In the course of investigation one locally made Dane gun and two Matchets were recovered in their possessions.

ARREST/BUSTING OF NOTORIOUS SYNDICATE OF CATTLE RUSTLERS: On 26/06/2019 at about 05:00hrs, based on a tip-off, the Command “Operation Puff Adder” conducted a sting operation in the house and premises of one Salisu Albasu (now at large) of Danyadana village, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state, a notorious cattle rustler/kidnapper and succeeded in arresting one Sada Ibrahim, ‘m’, aged 45yrs and (2) Yusuf Usman, ‘m’, aged 35yrs both of Danyadana village, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state. In the course of investigation twenty one cows, thirteen sheep and three goats with different identification marks, suspected to be stolen were recovered in the said house. An investigation is ongoing.

ARREST/SMASHING OF NOTORIOUS SYNDICATE OF CATTLE RUSTLERS: In the same vein, on 3/07/2019, based on a tip-off, the Command “Operation Puff Adder” succeeded in busting a notorious syndicate of cattle rustling suspects terrorizing Sabuwa LGA of Katsina state. Nemesis caught up with the syndicate when they were arrested at Sabuwa market while trying to dispose off some stolen cows. Suspects arrested were:

Abubakar Suleman, ‘m’, aged 34yrs, Sani Hamza, ‘m’, aged 23yrs, Kishine ‘m’ (now at large) and Bello ‘m’ (now at large).

In the course of an investigation, the suspect Abubakar Suleiman confessed to having received the cows from one notorious cattle rustler eleven cows were recovered in their possessions.

ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS AND RECOVERY OF ONE LOCALLY MADE REVOLVER PISTOL: On 7/07/2019 at about 09:40hrs, “Operation Puff Adder’ attached to Dandume camp while on routine patrol along Sabuwa road accosted the duo of one Abdulrazaq Zuberu, ‘m’, aged 55yrs and (2) Abubakar Shitu, ‘m’, aged 32yrs both of Gamji village, Sabuwa LGA of Katsina state in possession of one locally made Revolver Pistol and four rounds of 7.62mm live ammunitions Other items recovered from the hoodlums include one Bajaj motorcycle, two Techno GSM handsets and criminal charms. An investigation is ongoing.

ARREST/BUSTING OF NOTORIOUS SYNDICATE THAT SPECIALIZED IN THEFT MOTOR VEHICLE IN KATSINA: On 4/07/2019 at about 14:00hrs, the Command succeeded in busting a notorious syndicate that specializes in the theft of motor vehicles in Katsina state. One Bishir Kabir alias SANHOLO ‘m’, aged 35yrs of Unguwar Alkali Quarters, Katsina and (2) Aliyu Abdulsalam, alias MAIGODIA, ‘m’, aged 22yrs of Mobil Quarters Katsina were arrested when they stole a motor vehicle Honda Civic valued N750,000:00k. Suspects confessed to having stolen many vehicles in Katsina. An investigation is ongoing.

10 ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS: On 04/07/2019 at about 07:00hrs, one Musa Iliyasu, ‘m’, aged 25yrs of Jibia LGA of Katsina state in possession of one motorcycle Jincheng Rubber-Rubber valued N180,000:00k property of one Kamala Ma’azu, ‘m’, Gwanda-Kusa, Jibia LGA of Katsina state. During the course of an investigation, the suspect confessed to have robbed the said motorcycle from the victim along with three others (now at large). An investigation is ongoing.

11 ARREST OF SUSPECTED BANDITS/KIDNAPPERS/ARMED ROBBERS AND RECOVERY OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION: In the fight against banditry in Katsina state, the Command in conjunction with the Inspector General of Police’s Special Tactical Squad have also made the following achievements during the period under review.

No. of suspects arrested: 14

Adamu Bala, Idi Usman, Ibrahim Isah Lamo, Amadu Umaru, Idris Halilu, Makau Maidawa, Haruna Moshoda, Sada Bala, Babangida Musa, Gambo Idris, Shuaibu Adamu, Sani Ibrahim, and Saidu Malam Lawal.

No of arms recovered:

14 AK49 Rifles, One LAR Rifle, Three (3) Pump Action, Seven (7) Single Barrel Gun, Six (6) Dane Guns, Nine (9) cutlasses, One English Pistol, Two (2) locally made pistol, Pair of army uniform, 134 rounds of 7.62mm of live ammunition and 35 rounds of 6.62mm of live ammunition.

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