DEATH OF NOTORIOUS BANDITS AND RECOVERY OF ONE AK 49 RIFLE WITH FIVE ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION: On 23/04/2020 at about 14:30hrs, a distress call was received that bandits in their numbers, on motorbikes, armed with sophisticated weapons including AK 47 rifles, blocked Ruma – Jibia road and were robbing innocent persons of their money and other valuables. Consequently, DPO Batsari led Operation Puff Adder and blocked their exit route into Rugu forest along Ruma – Duba road. Fortunately, the team succeeded and engaged the bandits in a fierce gun duel as a resultof which two of the bandits were gunned down while one (1) AK 49 rifle with five (5) rounds of live ammunition were recovered in their possession. The team also recovered one unregistered Bajaj Boxer motorcycle, charms, and the sum of six thousand, four hundred and sixty five naira (N6,465:00K). Investigation revealed that this group of bandits are the ones terrorizing Ruma, Duba, and Dankar villages of Batsari LGA of Katsina state. Search parties are still combing the bushes with a view of arresting other members of the syndicate who fled with gun shots. Investigation is ongoing.
ARREST/BUSTING OF NOTORIOUS SYNDICATE OF KIDNAPPERS: On 14/04/2020 at about 16:00hrs, based on a tip off, DPO Faskari in collaboration with vigilante group, busted a notorious syndicate of kidnappers terrorizing Faskari LGA of Katsina state. They are (1) Mani Garba, m, aged 20yrs (2) Musa Adamu, m, aged 20yrs and (3) Ibrahim Adamu, alias “Udah”, m, aged all of Tafki village, Faskari LGA of Katsina state (now late). In the course of investigation suspects confessed to have kidnapped one Alhaji Musa Saleh, alias “Tambai”, m, aged 56yrs of Dan’aji village, Fasakari LGA of Katsina state and collected the sum of one Million naira as a ransom before he was released. Furthermore, suspects confessed to have rustled eighty six cows in Dangulbi village in Zamfara state. Suspects also confessed to have in their possession three Ak47 rifles which the command is investigating. Investigation is ongoing.
ARREST OF NOTORIOUS MEMBERS OF KIDNAPPING SYNDICATE: On 14/4/2020 at about 15:00hrs, based on a tip off, the Command succeeded in arresting one Dahiru Bello, alias “Dandada”, m, aged 35yrs of Yarmalamai village, Charanchi LGA of Katsina state and one Dahiru Gurgu, m, aged 55yrs of Risau village, Batagarawa LGA of Katsina state, notorious members of kidnap for ransom syndicate. Suspects confessed to have masterminded the attempted kidnap of one Mas’udu Yunusa, m, of Yarmalamai village, Charanchi LGA of Katsina state. Investigation is ongoing.
ARREST/BUSTING OF NOTORIOUS SYNDICATE OF KIDNAP FOR RANSOM SYNDICATE: On 14/04/2020 at about 12:30hrs, the Command succeeded in busting a notorious syndicate of kidnappers terrorizing Katsina metropolitan area. Nemesis caught up with the duo of one Jarahu Salisu, m, aged 24yrs and Yusuf Ibrahim, m, aged 19yrs both of Muduru village, Mani LGA of Katsina state when they threatened to kidnap one Alhaji Lawal Muduru, m, of Keraw Quarters Katsina or pay the sum of ten million naira. Suspects send threat messages to the complainant asking him to deposit the money behind Mallam Niga filling station. Investigation is ongoing.
ARRST/BUSTING OF NOTORIOUS SYNDICATE OF KIDNAP FOR RANSOM SYNDICATE: On 16/04/2020 at about 16:00hrs, based on a tip off, the Command succeeded in arresting the duo of Shamsu Lawal, alias Gurgu, aged 35yrs of Yaryadiya village, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state and one Abubakar Saddi Bala, m, aged 30yrs Karofi village, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state, notorious members of kidnap for ransom syndicate. Suspect confessed to have masterminded the kidnap of one Alhaji Muntari Bala, m, of Garo Quarters, Dutsinma LGA of Katsina state and demanded the sum of two million naira or else the complainant or any member of his family be kidnapped or killed. Investigation is ongoing.
SP GAMBO ISAH
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, (PPRO)
FOR:COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
KATSINA STATE POLICE COMMAND