Police Nab Errand-Boy of Bandits, Other Armed Criminals in Katsina
ARREST OF NOTORIOUS BANDITS/ARMED ROBBERS/KIDNAPPERS/CATTLE RUSTLERS: On the 09/06/2021 at about 1600hrs, based on credible intelligence, the Command succeeded in arresting the duo of one Ibrahim Lawal alias Kabo ‘m’ aged 45yrs of Kabobi village and Mamman Lawal Shu’aibu ‘m’ aged 39 years of Garin Runji Fulani settlement of Batsari LGA, notorious bandits, cattle rustlers and members of kidnapping for ransom syndicate terrorizing Batsari LGA and it’s surroundings. In the course of investigation suspects confessed to have participated in several attacks on villages in Batsari LGA. Additionally, they were the masterminds of the kidnapping of a Primary school Headmaster who was kidnapped some months ago along Ruma – Batsari road. They further confessed to belong to the camp one Dogo Bello a notorious bandit leader terrorizing Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kurfi and Dutsinma LGAs. Investigation is Ongoing.
2. ARREST OF A MINOR – ERRAND BOY TO BANDITS WHO SPECIALIZES IN HANDLING OF AK 47 RIFLE:- On the 28/05/2021 at about 1700hrs, based on a tip off, the Command succeeded in arresting one Abdulkarim Mati, ‘m’ aged 13yrs, of Gidan Kaso village, Birnin Magaji LGA of Zamfara state, an errand boy to one Ardo Nashaware, a notorious bandits’ leader, based in Birnin Magaji forest. In the course of investigation, the boy confessed to have been taken from his parent under the guise of rearing of cows by Ardo Nashaware but instead he taught him how to operate AK-47 rifle to guard rustled cows and kidnapped victims in the forest. The boy who demonstrated skills in handling AK 47, also confessed to have been bullied by some elderly bandits, who provoked him, and as a result he picked an AK 47 Rifle and shot to death two of the elderly bandits while they were asleep and escaped into town. Investigation is ongoing.
3. ARREST OF A NOTORIOUS SYNDICATE OF THIEVES THAT SPECIALIZES IN HOUSE BREAKING AND THEFT OF MOTORCYCLES:- On the 6/6/2021, based on a tip off, the command succeeded in smashing a notorious syndicate of thieves that specializes in house breaking and theft of motorcycles terrorizing Katsina metropolis. Nemesis caught up with one Nura Salisu, ‘m’, aged 28yrs of Gambarawa Quarters, Katsina, a notorious thief and member of the syndicate, when he broke into the house of one Ibrahim Datti at Farin yaro Quarters and stole away his motorcycle Jincheng – Lucky, red in colour and unregistered. In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to have stolen over six motorcycles and used to take the stolen motorcycles to one Muhammadu Abdullahi, ‘M’, aged 29yrs of Sabuwar Unguwa Quarters, Katsina, an expert mechanic, who specializes in painting and defacing of stolen motorcycles. Furthermore, suspect Nura Salisu confessed to have stolen another motorcycle belonging to one Yaquba Rabi’u of Gambarawa quarters which he sold to the mechanic. Also Police recovered one jincheng Rubber, unregistered, one boxer motorcycle unregistered and two plate numbers – KTN 357 UX and AGL 453 QL – Lagos and two Logo plate numbers in the house and premises of the suspect Muhammad Abdullahi. Another member of the syndicate, one Hassan Sani ‘m’ aged 22years of Dan bedi quarters katsina was also traced and arrested with motorcycle Jincheng Rubber, black in colour with registration number KAT 964 QA suspected to be stolen. Four suspected stolen motorcycles were recovered from the suspects.
4. ARREST OF A NOTORIOUS ARMED ROBBER:- On the 9/06/2021 at about 10:00hrs, the Command succeeded in arresting one Muhammad Sani, ‘m’, aged 26yrs of Tudun Yan Shanu, Katsina and notorious armed robber. On 8/6/2021 at about 21:00hrs, suspect attacked one Rabi’u Hamisu ‘m’ aged 28yrs of Lantarkin Mallam Mudi, Katsina, stabbed him with a dagger and injured him on his right hand. He then robbed him of his Techno GSM handset. In the course of investigation, suspect confessed to the commission of the offence. Investigation is ongoing.
P GAMBO ISAH,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, (PPRO)
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
KATSINA STATE COMMAND.