Katsina Police Smashes Gangs Of Criminal Syndicates

By: Okosun Dennis

An operation led by O/C SARS Katsina and other teams in a sting operation at Runka village, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina state has led to the arrest one Hamisu Sani, 25, of Garin Gambo village, Safana for banditary, armed robbery, cattle rustling and terrorism.

The police spokesperson in the state, SP Gambo Isah who confirmed the arrest on Thursday said that during the course of investigation, one AK 47 rifle was recovered in his possession.

He also disclosed the arrest of Umar Ibrahim, alias “BASHAU”, 22 years old from Karaduwa village, Matazu Local Government Area and Jamilu Lawal, 27, from Guzurawa village of the state.

Both suspects were said to have been nabbed on the 1st October, 2020 about 12:30hrs, based on credible intelligence.

It was learnt that they were involved in armed robbery, kidnapping and cattle rustling as well as terrorizing Jibia Local Government Area and its environs.

The criminals were said to have been accosted by a team of detectives led by O/C SARS, Katsina while on routine patrol along Jibia road, as the duo were riding on an unregistered Boxer motorcycle.

SP Isah further disclosed that the suspects have been on the wanted list of the Command for banditry, armed robbery and kidnappings in Matazu LGA of Katsina state.

However, investigation led to the recovery of the sum N968,200:00K in their possession during search. The money was suspected to be proceeds of kidnapping and cattle rustling.

Furthermore, eight different types of GSM handsets and charms were recovered in their possession.

Also paraded during the security briefing were Jibril Illiyasu, 35, and Jibril Usman, 30, from Barawa village, Batagarawa Local Government Area of Katsina.

They were apprehended on the 28th September, 2020 about 13:00hrs, based on a tip off, by a Police patrol team attached to Batagarawa Division on routine patrol along Babbar Ruga to Bakiyawa road.

They were found in possession of one bull N300,000:00K belonging to one Alhajis Haruna, and Dan Baffa of Dutsen- Safe Quarters, Katsina.

They confessed committing the offence while investigations continue.

SP Isah reiterated that also on the 28th September, 2020 about 12:30hrs, based on a tip off, Police Patrol team, attached to Kafur Division, along Kafur to Dabai road, intercepted a motor vehicle, Golf 3, red in colour, with registration number KMC 117 LL, and driven by one Danjuma Yakubu, a 28 years old from Kwangila Quarters, Zaria, Kaduna state.

The vehicle was said to be loaded with 20 neatly parceled loaves of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

However, two locally made pistols were recovered from a notorious syndicate of armed robbers terrorizing Funtua LGA and its environs.

Nemesis was said to have caught up with the trio of Sadi Idris, 28, of DanKawo village, Funtaua; Abubakar Ado, 20, of Dankawo village, Funtua and Aminu Kamilu, 22, of Yartafki village, Funtua when they were accosted at a location in Funtua while riding an unregistered Boxer motorcycle.

In the course of investigation, two locally made pistols were recovered in their possession.

According to SP Isah added that the suspects belong to an armed robbery syndicates terrorizing Funtua and its environs.

Investigations are still ongoing and would be prosecuted as soon as possible

Post Author: Friday Ekeoba