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Ops Puff Adder: Police arrest 13 deadly kidnappers including abductors of Katsina Governors’ mother in law

The Police in Katsina in conjunction with Special Units of Operation Puff Adder have arrested some deadly Kidnappers terrorizing Katsina State and responsible for the recent Kidnapping of the Katsina State Governor’s Mother Inlaw, 65yrs Old Hajiya Hauwa Yusuf and Several armed robberies and kidnappings within Katsina, Kano and Zamfara States.

Also arrested are their arms and ammunition suppliers and hard drugs suppliers while several recovery of weapons, ammunition and hard drugs were made.

A Police statement said, Sequel to the recent Kidnapping of the Mother-in-law to Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State on 8/2/19 at her residence in Katsina, On the Instruction Of IGP Adamu Mohd, Operatives of the IGP-IRT attached to Operation Puff Adder launched a massive manhunt of the kidnappers and after serious and unrelenting follow up,

The Notorious Syndicate of Kidnappers including their Arms and ammunition suppliers who confessed to the kidnapping and other armed robberies and kidnapping in Katsina State were arrested by IRT, including the Gangleader and the Mastermind behind the kidnapping,

Suspects arrested are : 1) Abdullahi M. Sani 23yrs of Sokoto Rima area of Katsina State, 2) Abubakar Dani 21yrs of Sabuwar Unguwa 3) Marwana Gide 25yrs of Yan Maiwa village Katsina and 4) Rabe Hamza aka Tankabaje 35yrs of Nasarawa Bugaje village 5) Abdulkarim Aliyu 20yrs native of Katsina 6) Musa Yakubu 21yrs Native of Katsina 7).

Others are Abubakar Abdullahi 25yrs Native of Katsina 8) Napkon Sambo 31yrs native of Jos the Cheif arms supplier to the Gang 9) Haruna Adamu 31yrs native of Katsina who transports arms and ammunitions to the Gang and 10) Taiwo Abayomi 28yrs 11) Ali Samaila 45yrs native of Mairuwa Village 12) Abubakar Sulaiman 30yrs native of Mairuwa Village and 13) Ibrahim Bille 30yrs native of Mairuwa Village in Katsina State were all tracked to their hideouts and arrested in Platueau, Kano, Katsina and Abuja respectively.

Suspects confessed to the kidnapping of the 65yr old woman and narrated how they negotiated, collected Ransom and Shared it.

Also one of the kidnappers led the IRT team to a New Provision Shop he Opened with the Ransom Money in Katsina town, lands and houses they bought with the ransom money have been identified and Seized.

Exhibits recovered are 1 AK47 rifle, 22 Magazines, 1,000 Ak47 live ammunitions, 200 Cartridges, Some phones belonging to the victims, including the Phone used for ransom negotiations and 2 motorcycles which they used for their operations were equally recovered by IRT Operatives from the Kidnappers.

Commissioner Of Police Katsina State police command, CP Sanusi Buba paraded all the Suspects on Monday 20th May 2019.

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