The Katsina State Command of the Nigerian Police Force, on Thursday announced the arrest and busting of a notorious armed robbery/kidnapping syndicate and the recovery of two AK 47 rifles with breech nos: 1977h4719 and tk 6184 with ten (10) rounds of live ammunition, acting on a tip off.
The Commissioner of Police Mohammed Wakili who made the disclosure while addressing news men at the command headquarters, said the Command arrested Umar Suleiman alias ‘MUSHODA’ or ‘ANARUWA’ aged 34yrs, of Mazoji village, Matazu LGA and one Sada Bala, alias ‘NA-IRAQI,’ ‘m’, aged 38yrs, of Sayaya village, Matazu LGA Katsina state,
He said ’’a notorious syndicate of armed robbery suspect, who has been terrorizing Danmusa/Safana/Dutsinma LGA’s of Katsina and have also been on the wanted list of the Command for several armed robbery and kidnapping cases, were arrested, on 26/08/2017 at about 20:00hrs, as they invaded Hawan Dan-Maigyda village, along Kankara – Dutsinama road, Danmusa LGA of Katsina state and shot two persons’’.
‘’However, two of their members :Horon Anchau and Mohammed Bello alias ‘KIRI GORORE (all in prison custody) were arrested in connection with the crime”
The command also announced the arrest of 3 armed robbery suspects and recovered one g.3. Rifle with breech no. 0514503020 and five rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition based on a tip off and in collaboration with IGP monitoring and striking unit, it also succeeded in smashing a notorious armed robbery/kidnapping for ransom syndicate, that migrated from Dansadau LGA of Zamfara state to Unguwar Goga village, in Faskari LGA of Katsina state.
CP Wakil further maintained that during the raid on their criminal hideouts the command apprehended Usman Abdullahi aged 29yrs, of Unguwar Goga village, Faskari LGA, Sa’id Abdullahi aged 24yrs of the same address and Haruna Murni aged 26yrs of Ruwan Godiya village, Faskari LGA of Katsina State.
He said ’’One G.3 Rifle with Breech No 0514503020 and five rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition, The Suspects confessed to the commission of the offence. Investigation is ongoing with a view of arresting other members of their syndicate’’
The Commissioner assured the people that his command will continue to deliver on its mandate of protecting the lives and property of the people of the state.
He said ’’the Command has been achieving results in the fight against crime due to the synergy that exists between the security stakeholders and the cooperation of well meaning people in the state. We solicit for the continuation and sustenance of this synergy. ‘’