As clamp down on all forms of crime and criminality in Katsina state thrives on, criminal hideouts will continue to be raided with a view to liberating the state and keeping the hoodlums at bay.
Katsina State Police Command under the leadership of CP Muhammad Wakili is working assiduously to rid the state of criminal elements and to nip in the bud any such threat.
In recent times, the command has made some breakthroughs as abridged hereunder:
On 12/01/2018 at about 10:00hrs, the Command based on a tip off succeeded in bursting a notorious syndicate of armed robbery/kidnapping suspects.
The suspects (1) Isah Sani m aged 25yrs (2) Abdullahi Salisu ‘m’ aged 30yrs and (3) Babangida Bello m aged 22yrs all of Danmusa and Matazu LGAs of Katsina State, were alleged to have kidnapped one Sayyaba Alhaji Ishiye ‘f’ aged 8yrs of Dadanya village, Danmusa LGA of Katsina state.
Suspects have confessed to the crime and are making useful statements assisting the police in their investigation.
On 16/01/2018 at about 0015hrs, based on a tip up, the Command succeeded in bursting another syndicate of notorious armed robbery/kidnapping for ransom syndicate at Danmusa LGA area of Katsina state.
Police patrol team while on routine patrol had an encounter with the hoodlums and arrested one 1. Dikko Adamu ‘m’ aged 22yrs of Katsira village, Danmusa LGA of Katsina state and 2. Umar Abubakar ‘m’ aged 21yrs of Makuka village, Danmusa LGA of Katsina state.
Also one AK 47 rifle with Breach No. PN 2119 and two round of live Ammunition were recovered in their possession.
Investigation is in progress with a view to arresting other members of their syndicate.
On 25/01/2018 at about 14:00hrs, the Command succeeded in arresting a notorious syndicate that specializes in trans-border trafficking of Indian hemp to Niger Republic.
Nemesis caught up with the duo of one Abubakar Umar ‘m’ aged 25yrs of Gwoza LGA area of Borno state and Abubakar Hassan ‘m’ aged 24yrs of Dorayi qrts, Kano state who were arrested with thirty-two parcels of sealed dry leaves reasonably suspected to be Indian hemp.
It was uncovered by our vigilante policemen during a routine stop and search at Fago checking point along Daura road, Katsina state, hidden inside bags of clothes in a motor vehicle.
In another development, on 17/01/2018 the command also succeeded in arresting one Ibrahim Abubakar alias Dan Bale ‘m’ of Inwala qrts, Katsina and Mubarak Maifgada ‘m’ of the same address in possession of Eight (8) rolls of dried leaves reasonably suspected to be Indian hemp.
Suspects have confessed to the crime and they will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation into the case is completed.
Detectives are tirelessly working round the clock to ensure discreet and thorough investigations of all suspects arrested.
They will be charge to court immediately investigations are completed.
DSP Gambo Isah,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For: Commissioner of Police,
Katsina State Command