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Katsina Police Clamps Down on Kidnappers, Armed Robbers; Arrest 10 Suspects.

In continuation of its clamp down on all forms of crime and criminality in Katsina state, Katsina State Police Command under the leadership of CP Muhammad Wakili has vowed to work assiduously to rid the state of criminal elements and to nip in the bud any such threat.   

Consequently, the command in recent times has made some breakthroughs as stated thus: 

On 04/04/2018 at about 18:00hrs, based on a tip off, the Divisional Police Officer, GRA Division Katsina, CSP Garba Isah, succeeded in busting a notorious syndicate of kidnappers terrorizing Katsina state and its environs.   

The DPO received a distress call of unusual movement of two men with one among them wearing Hijab and Niqab covering his body and face like a woman very close to INEC State Headquarters Office, GRA, Katsina.   

The DPO swiftly swung into action and led a Surveillance team to the area, where one Mubarak Babangida of Dutsen Safe Low Cost and Abubakar Lawal Suleiman of Kerau qrts, Katsina, Aliyu Lawal of Adoro Qrts, Katsina and Nura Abdulhamid alias Bazgi of Filin Pipes Katsina were arrested with Hijab and Niqab.   

Suspects have confessed to be planning to kidnap one Muhammad Rabi’u aged 4yrs, a son to one Alhaji Rabi’u Gide, Katsina state Assistant Accountant General. 

Investigation into this case in ongoing.  

Also on 09/03/2018 at about 14:00hrs, based on a tip off, the Command succeeded in arresting one Gambo Lawal of Danmusa LGA of Katsina state.   

Nemesis caught up with him, when he and other members of his syndicate (now at large) were planning to kidnap one Alhaji Mustapha Kabir of Dogon Gida Qrts, Danmusa LGA, Katsina state.   

Several SIM cards used in the commission of the offence were recovered from him during police investigation.   

Suspect has confessed to the crime and other similar armed robbery/Kidnapping incidents in the area.   

Effort is on top gear to arrest other members of his syndicate. 

Furthermore, the Command succeeded in busting a syndicate of armed robbery/Kidnap for ransom syndicate at Kafur LGA of Katsina state.   

On the 01/03/2018 the complainants one Haruna Bello and Nuhu Yusuf all of Gozaki village, Kafur LGA of Katsina state reported that, they were threatened through telephone calls, by unknown persons that they will be kidnapped and killed if they did not send the sum of Three Million Naira (N3million).   

Consequently, they paid three hundred thousand to the hoodlums with the promise to pay the balance later in order to avoid been kidnapped or killed.  

Thereafter, they reported the matter to DPO Kafur and immediately the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) swung into action, traced and arrested the following suspects in connection with the case.

They are Joshua Yohanna ‘m’ aged 22yrs 

Musa Ibrahim ‘m’ alias “KAMFANI” aged 25yrs, Nafiu Umar ‘m’ aged 32yrs, Kabir Lawal ‘m’ aged 28yrs all of Kafur LGA Katsina state. 

Suspects have confessed to the commission of the offence.  SIM cards used in the commission of the offence and other incriminating evidence were recovered from their possession during police search.  

They were found to be the ones terrorizing Kafur and Danja LGAs of Katsina state. 

Meanwhile, the Kasina state police command has solicited the support and cooperation of the general public toward curving the menace of security challenges in the state. 

The state commissioner of police CP Muhammad Wakil made the call in Dutsinma during a familiarization tour of the thirty four local government areas of the state. 

Muhammad Wakil said the aimed of the visit was to ginger the officers of the command on their responsibilities and also to know the areas where they have lapses and the way forward. 

He advised parents to inculcate moral values to their children as well as advised them to desist from political thuggery, drugs abuse, rape and other social vices. 

The CP pledged to give all the necessary support to the police and the general public toward eradicating all forms of crime and criminal activities in the state. 

Speaking earlier, the Area Commander ACP Buhari Tukur Batagarawa and the Divisional Police Officer, Dutsinma SP Dan Dikko Dayyabu said the rate of crime and criminalities reduced to the lowest level through intelligence and visibility policing. 


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