June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

Police Nab Two Bandits, Three Car Thieves, Recover AK-47 Rifle In Kaduna

Operatives of Kaduna State Police Command have apprehended two suspected bandits, recovering an AK-47 rifle and five motor vehicles.

A statement issued on Saturday by the Command’s spokesman, ASP Mansir Hassan, said, “At about 0310 hours on June 6, 2024, while conducting a routine patrol near the Agoro Level Crossing area, a team from the Tudun Wada Division in Zaria, intercepted a suspect identified as Babangida Sani, a 37-year-old male from Faskari Local Government Area in Katsina State.

“He was traveling from Jos to Faskari and had boarded a commercial motorcycle en route the Flyover Garage.”

The officers discovered an AK-47 rifle in the suspect’s possession, but the motorcycle driver, upon witnessing the search, fled the scene but was promptly arrested and taken into custody.

The statement added, “In the same vein, on June 4, 2024, at 1800 hours, the Anti-Car Theft Unit of the SCID, acted swiftly on a tip-off and recovered two abandoned vehicles, a Toyota Matrix (Reg No: DKA 321 TT) and a Toyota Camry LE (Reg No: KGK 114 AA), in Mogadishu, Kaduna.”

On June 5, 2024, at about 1215 hours, a white Toyota Hilux van (Reg No: GWA 845 CY), reported stolen from Karji Junction, was also recovered at Yazid Hotel on Ali Akilu Road, Kaduna.

The spokesman stated that further investigations led to the arrest of three suspects: Sa’ad Abdullahi, Salihu Musa, and Usman Zubairu Ganu, all from Zamfara State, after they were found in possession of two additional vehicles, a Honda Accord (Reg No: RBC 143 MQ) and a Mercedes Benz (Reg No: BKD 137 SB), also suspected to be stolen.

The statement added that on June 5, 2024, the DPO Millennium City Division received a report from the Sabon Gida vigilante group in Maraban Rido Village, Sabo AOR, about three armed men on a motorcycle seen heading through a known bandit route towards the Eastern Bypass.

The men were suspected to be carrying concealed rifles.

The DPO mobilized a combined team of police patrol officers, a military strike force, and local vigilantes, leading to the interception of the suspects near Kakura 2 Village along Umar Musa Yar’Adua Way.

According to the statement, “Two of the suspects managed to escape, but the motorcycle rider, identified as Buhari Madaki, 26, was captured along with his red Jincheng motorcycle. Upon questioning, Madaki was unable to provide a satisfactory explanation for taking the dangerous route late at night.”

The Commissioner of Police Kaduna State, CP Audu Ali Dabigi, assured the public that the Command remains committed to maintaining safety and security within the state.

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