June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

Police Arrest 70-yr-old Bandit, 4 Kidnappers, Recover 2 AK-47 Riffles, Others In Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested four notorious kidnappers suspected to have partaken in several kidnappings in the northwest.

The operatives of the Command also recovered firearms including an AK47 rifle, a locally made pistol, and three cartridges.

ASP Mansir Hassan, the state command spokesman in a statement said, “On 29th May 2024, acting on a tip-off from a concerned citizen, a joint patrol team comprising officers from the Saminaka Division and the Hunters Group in Lere Local Government Area (LGA) successfully arrested three suspects involved in kidnapping and cattle rustling.”

He explained that the suspects are Isah Baffa Rabo, male, 30 years old, from Maibindiga Village, Lere LGA, implicated in kidnappings for ransom in Zango Kataf LGA and Kachia LGA, Ja’afaru Sale, male, 30 years old, from Durumi Village, Lere LGA and Umar Musa, male, 24 years old, from Durumi Village, Lere LGA.

He added that the suspects confessed to being part of a kidnapping syndicate in Lere LGA and admitted to stealing two cattle, which they sold to Idris Abubakar, a male, 47 years old, from Dokan Lere, who was also arrested.

According to the statement, “Recovered items include a locally made single-barrel gun, a cutlass, and three mobile phones. The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation.”

In the same vein, the statement said following credible intelligence information about the suspicious movement of an armed bandit, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Tudun Wada Zaria Division led a swift action resulting in the arrest of one Hussaini, a male, 70 years old, from Tudunjukun in Zaria.

It said that the arrest took place at about 0250 hours. During the operation, an AK-47 rifle, a locally made pistol, and three cartridges were recovered from the suspect, saying that the suspect is helping the police in investigations to apprehend his accomplice and will be charged to court soon.

The Commissioner of Police, Ali Audu Dabigi, assured the public that the Kaduna State Police Command remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of all citizens and will continue to act decisively against criminal elements in the state.

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