Police nabbed notorious bandit on wanted list, other suspects in Katsina
By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina
Katsina State Police Command has succeeded in arresting one Auwal Aliyu, alias “DANKALLI”, ‘M’, aged 32yrs of Kafi, Paiko LGA of Niger State, an indigene of Batsari LGA of Katsina State, a fugitive, a notorious bandit on the wanted list of the police and Batsari community for various crimes bordering on banditry.
Nemesis caught up with the suspect when he was accosted in a motor park, at Kurfi LGA trying to board a vehicle.
During investigation, six (6) SIM cards of various Telecom network providers, a complete set of vigilante Uniform and ID card were recovered in his possession during police search.
Parading the suspect and 25 others before newsmen at the Police command headquarters Katsina, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah said the Command succeeded in arresting Rabi’u Usman ‘m’ aged 35yrs, Sa’idu Shu’aibu ‘m’ aged 38yrs, Awwalu Abdullah ‘m’ aged 40yrs all of Wanzamai village, Tsafe LGA of Zamfara state, flouting the containment order emplaced by the State Government by conveying eighty (80) suspected rustled animals comprising Sheep and Goats in a Canter, Truck with REG. NO. ABS 647 XA driven by one Aliyu Abubakar, ‘m’, aged 32yrs of Kurmin Mashi, Kaduna State.
“In compliance with the state Government Security Challenges Containment Order, Police Patrol Team, attached to Kankara Division, arrested seventeen (17) suspects for violating the Katsina state Security Challenges Containment Order.”
Again, the command has succeeded in arresting the duo of Umar Sabi’u ‘m’ aged 24yrs of Filin Canada Quarters, Katsina and Ibrahim Sabi’u, ‘m’, aged 17yrs of Sabuwar Unguwa Quarters, Katsina for vandalizing a transformer at Birji village, Kaita LGA and stole away some cable wires.
“On the 30/8/2021 at about 2000hrs, one Shafi’u Hassan, ‘m’, a staff of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) reported at Dandume Divisional Police Headquarters that while on routine patrol inspecting PHCN installations at Arawa village, Dandume, he noticed that electric cables connecting Arawa feeder transformer, measuring about 450 meters, valued six hundred and sixteen thousand naira (N616,000.00) were vandalized. In the course of investigation, the trio of one (1) Anas Badamasi ‘m’ age 20years (2) Sanusi Salisu ‘m’ age 22 years and (3) Yakubu Tukur ‘m’ aged 28 years all of Mahuta village were arrested in connection of the offence.
“On the 7/9/2021 at about 1100hrs, officers of the 17 Brigade Army Headquarters, Natsinta Barracks, while on patrol along Yan Tumaki to Danmusa road arrested the duo of (1) Isiya Abdullahi ‘m’ aged 40 years of Yan Tumaki village, Danmusa LGA, Katsina and (2) Usman Mamman, ‘m’, aged 30yrs of Dan Ali village, Danmusa LGA of Katsina state.
“Nemesis caught up with the suspects when they were accosted while conveying two (2) drums of diesel inside a motor vehicle, Golf III wagon, green with registration number VA 417 KJA, suspected to be a supply to the bandits in the bush. Investigation ongoing.”