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Police arrest a 30, 19 year old, other suspected kidnappers hibernating in Zamfara, Katsina forests

Police arrest a 30, 19 year old, other suspected kidnappers hibernating in Zamfara, Katsina forests

The Katsina State Police Command has succeeded in arresting one Jabiru Muhammed alias “DAN OGA”, ‘m aged 30yrs of Sabaru village, Tsafe LGA, Zamfara State, a suspected notorious armed bandit.

Parading the suspect alongside a 19-year-old, 6 suspected kidnappers, and one-armed smuggler before newsmen at the command headquarters, Katsina, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah said during investigation, the suspect confessed to be under the control of one Chairman, a notorious bandit hibernating in Zamfara forest.

‘He further confessed to have participated in the attack of
Saburu village, Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State where four children were kidnapped and the sum of two million naira (2,000,000.00) was paid as ransom. And attacks on Unguwar Dodo village, of Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State where shops were broken and food items and other items were stolen”, SP Gambo said.

The suspect also mentioned his Ward Head, (Mai Unguwa Zailani) Abdulkadir Kado and Bala Sani among his accomplices and particeps criminals.

According to SP Gambo Isah, “On the 23/9/2021 at about 1600hrs, the command succeeded in arresting one Ibrahim Lawal alias “DURU”, ‘m’, 19 years old of Garin-Inu village, Batsari LGA of Katsina state.

Investigation reveals that, the suspect belong to the camp of one Bammi Tsoho, residing at Dumburum forest, a notorious bandit leader who has been on the command’s wanted list, hibernating in Rugu forest.

“The suspect confessed to have participated in the attacks on Bugaje, Rayi and other villages in Batsari and Jibia LGAc were a unspecified number of animals were rustled and people
kidnapped”, SP Gambo Isah said

Again, one Lawal Abubakar, ‘m’, aged 35 years of Walala village, Kusada LGA, a notorious kidnapper was arrested by men of the Katsina State Police force.

SP Gambo Isah while briefing journalists said “The fact of the case was that, sometimes in the month of August 2021, bandits attacked Unguwar Fari village, Musawa LGA, where they robbed and kidnapped two brothers by name (1) Alhaji Usman Muhammad, m’, and (2) Alhaji Hamisu Muhammad, ‘m’, all of Unguwar Fari village, Musawa. Subsequently, investigation led to the arrest of the suspect one Lawal Abubakar, where sets of clothes and dozens of Kitchen soaps belongings to the victims were recovered in his possession.

“In the course, investigation, the suspect confessed to have conspired with one Bello Arena of the same address and others, now at large, to commit the offense. Effort is on top gear to arrest the fleeing suspects.

“On the 6/9/2021 at about 0200hrs, based on credible intelligence, the command succeeded in arresting one Suleiman Ibrahim, m’, aged 35 years old of Unguwar Tambaya village, Dutsinma LGA, a notorious kidnapper and informer to bandits.

“In the course of investigation
suspect confessed to have conspired with one (1) Abu Bature, ‘m’, (2) one Yahaya, ‘m, and others (now at large) and attacked the residence of the Deputy Provost, Isa Kaita College of Education, Dutsinma, on 7th September 2021, and kidnapped his three (3) children.

“Similarly, he confessed to have participated in the kidnapping of
Managing Director, Sokoto Rima River Basin Authority were a ransom of seven million naira (N7,000,000) was collected as ransom Suspect was arrested some time ago in connection with a case of armed robbery and cattle rustling in which he is still standing trial at the High Court and was granted bail.

“Investigation is ongoing”, Katsina PPRO added.

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