In its continued efforts to rid the state of crime and activities of criminals, Katsina state Police Command has succeeded and busted a notorious armed robbery/kidnapping syndicate that has been terrorizing Malumfashi/Funtua axis.
It would be recall that, on 18/08/2017 the group attacked the residence of one Alhaji Mansir Mansir ‘m’ of Danfili qrts, Malumfashi LGA of Katsina state and kidnapped his little daughter.
But was however, released after the sum of N2 million was paid as ransom to the syndicate by the complainant.
The Command was unrelenting and continues to pursue intelligence on the activities and movement of the syndicate until when it yielded result.
And on 12/10/2017 at about 16:00hrs, operatives of the command succeeded and traced the syndicate to their hideout at Marabar Kankara village, Malumfashi LGA of Katsina state.
The ring leader of the syndicate one Yusuf Muhammed alias ‘DABO’ aged 30yrs of Sabon Birni village Kaduna state was arrested along with his cohorts as: Suleiman Riskuwa ‘m’ aged 30yrs of Ajja village Zamfara state, Tukur Sa’idu ‘m’ of Sabon Birni village Kaduna state, Abdullahi Sule ‘m’ of Burdugau village Malumfashi Katsina state and
Muhammadu Riskuwa ‘m aged 60yrs of Wanke village Zamfara state
During the course of investigation the complainant, his wife, his house help and the person who took the ransom have identified the ring leader Yusuf Muhammed alias ‘DABO’ as the one that robbed them and kidnapped his daughter.
Investigation into the case is still ongoing.
Also, On 14/10/2017 at about 12:00hrs, one Audu Maikare ‘m’ of Gidan Maijimina village, Malumfashi LGA of Katsina state, a member of Isan Gidan Gona vigilante group Matazu, went to the house of vigilante group leader, one Samaila Rabiu ’m’ of Dugul village, Matazu LGA of Katsina state for an occasion.
The said Audu Maikare used his own Dane gun to test a gun charm on his body and in the process, he shot himself to death.
Police patrol team were not informed on time as the victim was already taken away by his relations and buried according to Islamic rites.
The Command however, is drawing the attention of the general public to desist from patronizing fake traditional medicine sellers known in Hausa as (BOKAYE) who are endangering the life of citizens usually by given them fake charms/jazz for protection against gun shots etc.
Sometimes, giving them charms to be used for ritual purposes and as a result of which some young innocent girls up to the age of 3 months old are being raped through quest for materialism or worldly things.
(DSP GAMBO ISAH)
Police Public Relations Officer,
Katsina State Command
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