Police Nab Kidnapper, Homosexual Rapists, other Notorious Criminals in Sokoto

It will be recalled that in the series of my previous press briefings, I did not mince words on the resolve of the Command under my watch to fight to the finish, all crimes and social vices bedeviling the state, especially the war I have declared on the soaring spate of unnatural offences (sodomy), armed banditry, rape, armed robbery and other offences.

In view of the above, Operatives of Operation Puff Adder, Special Forces from the PMF, CTU and tactical teams of the Command shall remain relentless toward achieving the goal of securing the State.

The efforts of the command have yielded more fruits by smoking out criminal elements as follows:


On 12/07/2019 at about 0020 hours, armed men numbering about seven (7) invaded the residence of the District Head of Gidan Bubu village in wammako LGA Sokoto, one Alhaji Muhammadu Gidado shooting sporadically. In the process, one Usman Muhammadu ‘M’ ,a Palace Guard was shot and killed while two others sustained gunshot wounds. They kidnapped Alhaji Sani Ardo and one other was beaten and they dispossessed her of her Tecno GSM handset. Alhaji Sani Ardo was later released after the sum of three million naira (3,000,000 ) was paid as ransom.

During the course of investigation, one Maude Salisu was arrested and the Tecno GSM handset belonging to Hawa’u Sani with the sum of four hundred and seventeen thousand and thirty naira (N417,030) suspected to be his share of the ransom was recovered in his possession. He admitted to have taken part in the operation. Detectives are on the trail of his gang members.

On 29/07/2019 at about 2100hrs, one Abubakar Umar ‘M’ of Arkilla area Sokoto, a commercial motorcyclist, reported, that on same date at about 2000hrs, he conveyed one Safiyanu Mande ‘M’ of Sanyinna District Tambuwal L.G.A, Sokoto on his Daylong motorcycle with registration NO. DGS-765 QH from Gidan Man Ada to A.A Gwandu Friday mosque. On getting to the place, the suspect removed knife and cut him on his throat and attempted to Snatch his Motorcycle, when some good Samaritans came to his rescue and called the police. The suspect was arrested and he confessed to the crime and the motorcycle recovered. Suspect will soon be arraigned in court.

On 28/7/2019 at about 0930hrs, the District Head of Labani village Silage, reported that he received information that one suspected Bandit by name Abubakar Mammam ‘M’ of Tungan Magami village, Silame resident in his village, Labani was sighted with a bullet wound. During police interrogation the suspect confessed that he is a Catle rustler. He claimed that on the day he was shot he was on his way to steal a cow when unknown person(s) shot him on his leg in the bush. Case under investigation.

On 02/08 /2019 at about 0200hrs, one Faruk Ibrahim ‘M’ of Kofar area, Sokoto was arrested by Policemen attached to Kwanni Division Sokoto, that on the same date at about 0130hrs, the said suspect deceitfully lured one Abdulkadir Bello ‘m’ aged 14yrs, and one Abdulkadir Muhammad ‘M’ aged 13yrs into his house at the same address and forcefully had sexual Intercourse with them through anus. During the course of investigation suspect confessed to the commission of the offense. Case under investigation and will be charge to court soon.

On 20/07/2019 at about 0700hrs one kalifa Sani ‘M’ of Kunbula village, Sabon Birni Division, that on 19/07/2019 at about 1300hrs, the said suspect confronted one Fatima Hassan ‘F’ age 15 years old, inside a bush on her way to Kunbula village and forcefully had unlawful sexual Intercourse with her. During the investigation the suspect admitted the offense.

On 27/07/2019 at about 1130hrs one Bello Umar ‘M’ of DogonDaji village, Tambuwal L.G.A, was arrested by Police men attached to Dogon Daji Police Post, that on the same date at about 0900hrs the said suspect deceitfully lured one Zinatu Abubakar ‘F’ aged 11yrs, a minor, into his house at same address and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her. Case under investigation and will soon be charged to court.

Ibrahim Sani Kaoje
Police Commissioner
Sokoto State Command