Police Arrests Kidnap Gang Leader in Malumfashi L.G area

Katsina State Police Command says it has arrested a 30-year-old man who specialized in kidnapping rich people for ransom. Mr Beson Gwama, the new Commissioner of Police in the state, told newsmen on Monday in Katsina that the suspect was a leader of a kidnap syndicate whose operations had created fears among the people in the area. According to the commisiner, the suspect was arrested while attempting to kidnap the manager of a filling station who is the son of a business man in the state. He said, “The ring…

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Jubilation as Katsina gov’t destroys 426 dangerous illegal weapons

The 426 arms recovered from illegal owners in Katsina State were destroyed publicly on Tuesday. The exercise was aimed at mopping up illegal arms in the state and establishing a sustainable check to the proliferation of small arms and light weapons. The state Governor, Aminu Masari representive the Secretary to the State Government, Inuwa Mohammed, said the programme had recorded huge success as seen in the voluntary surrender of illicit SALW by repentant miscreants and criminals across the state. He also added that the programme had been a strategy aimed…

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Katsina Women journalists mobilises women to fight rising rape cases

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Katsina State Branch has today visited Daura Local Government in continuation of their state-wide campaign to sensitise women on protective measures against rape. According to the Chairperson of the Association, Hajiya Hauwa Yalladan the campaign was part of the association’s efforts to highlight the dangers of rape in the society and also empower women on how to protect themselves against what she called the ‘rising menace of rape’ in the society. Katsina Post checks revealed that the state-wide campaign team includes women Islamic…

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Man, 50, rapes 3-year-old to death in Funtua

The Nigerian Police Katsina state command have arrested a fifty-year-old man, Abdullahi Sani alias MAI’AYA of Jabiri area in the Funtua local government area of the state, for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl to death. The police spokesman in the state, DSP Gambo Isah, in a statement on Monday said Sani was arrested on October, 12. According to him, Sani allegedly lured the toddler to an uncompleted building at Jabiri area and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her. The little girl was said to have sustained serious injuries from the…

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Read what Masari said about attack on Ibrahim Coommasie’s residence

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has issued a statement condemning the attack on a former Inspector General of Police (IG) and Sardauna Katsina, Alhaji Ibrahim Commassie’s residence at Katsina GRA Saturday night by unidentified gunmen, which led to the death of a police officer with another one seriously injured. This is contained in a statement signed by the governor’s media aide, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, in Katsina on Sunday. Governor Masari described the attack as dastardly, callous and cowardly, vowing that all those behind the targeted attack would be…

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Police Arraigns Woman Over Stepson’s Death in Kaita LG area

The police in Katsina State have arraigned a 21-year-old woman, Samsiya Hayatu, over the death of her stepson, Ahmed, who suffered third-degree burns, after being scalded by hot water. The two-year-old Ahmed lived with his father, Hayatu, and the stepmother at Yandaki town in the Kaita Local Government Area of Katsina State before the incident. Northern City News had reported the death of the toddler last month. Competent police sources revealed that Samsiya was picked up and subsequently arraigned for culpable homicide before a Katsina State Senior Magistrates’ Court on…

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UPDATE! Katsina police command gives full details of what transpires at Ibrahim Comassie’s residence

FOILED ARMED ROBBERY ATTACK AT THE FORMER IGP’S RESIDENCE  ALHAJI IBRAHIM AHMADU COOMASIE GCON, NPM, mni Yesterday being 14/10/2017 at about 20:00hrs, 2 armed hoodlums riding on a motorbike attacked mobile policemen posted on guard duty at the residence of former IGP Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmadu Coomasie GCON, NPM, mni, the Sardaunan Katsina and Chairman Arewa Consultative Forum. The hoodlums met a stiff resistance from the mobile policemen who prevented from getting access into the residence.   However, during the gun duel one Force Number 264505 Sgt Musa Ibrahim attached to…

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BREAKING! Gunmen attacks Ibrahim Comassie’s residence, killed 1 person

News reaching us at katsinapost.com has it that two gunmen on motorcycle this evening attacked the residence of Nigeria’s former Inspector General of Police and Sardaunan Katsina Alhaji Ibrahim Comassie. The gunmen according to an eye witness told our reporter that the gun men all in their 30s or Late 20s came to the residence located in Government Residential Area (GRA) after magrib prayer and began shooting sporadically. According to him, after they successfully dispersed all the people away from the house, they then attacked the two mobile policemen guarding…

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Katsina School girls moves to address rape against children in the state

Daily trust report that Schoolgirls on Wednesday in Katsina staged a peaceful rally demanding for the passage of the state child protection bill to address rape and other social vices against children in the state. Khadijat Aliyu who spoke on behalf of the girls stated the need for State to launch campaigns towards ending all forms of violence against children as obtained in other states. According to her, government should support the creation of Child Protection clubs in all schools across the state saying, ‘ we have seen the importance…

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One Auwalu Idi in Katsina prison for allegedly stealing 22 cows, 1 sheep

For allegedly stealing 22 cows and one sheep entrusted to his care, a Katsina senior magistrates’ court has ordered that a cattle rearer, Auwalu Idi, be remanded in prison, Punch reports. The animals were allegedly stolen from a Zamfara grazing camp, during an armed robbery attack in which the 20-year-old son of the cattle owner, Lawal Sani, was wounded. NAIJ.com gathers that Sani was the only one with the livestock when the robbers invaded the property. According to the police, Idi became a prime suspect, due to his absence and…

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