Zamfara state Police Command has paraded sixteen suspects of Banditry, cattle rustling, Kidnapping, culpable homicide, armed robbery, car snatching and other offences.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of the command SP Shehu Mohammed who paraded the suspects onbehalf of the commissioner of Police CP Kolo Yusuf said the suspects were arrested by the police tactical Squads.
SP Shehu explained that, two bandits which include one Surajo Almandawi ‘m’ 30 years old and Bage Mohammed ‘m’ aged 40 years were arrested police tactical Operatives along Gusau – Funtua Road acting on intelligence information during a confidence building patrol, saying the arrested bandits were among the Bandits terrorising villages of Kotarkwashi, Damba and some outskirts of Gusau the state Capital.
Noting that, the suspect Surajo Almandawi revealed that he was involved in several attacks for kidnapping and cattle rustling in more than ten (10) communities of Gusau, Tsafe and Bungudu local government areas and collected millions of Naira as ransom as well as rustling of unspecified number of cows.
SP Shehu also disclosed that, police detectives attached to anti violence Squard have arrested one Kabiru Idi ‘m’ 35 years, Dan-hauwa Kalla ‘m’ 31 years and Majami iliya ‘m’ 27 years old for kidnapping and killing of a six year old boy after collecting ransom..
The police image maker also said, police tactical Operatives acted on intelligence information have arrested a syndicate of 3 car snatchers and recovered Beretta pistol and one Hyundai vehicle from the suspects who also confessed to commiting the crime. Similarly, the has police repelled attack on communities under Dansadau emirate of Maru local government area and recovered 2 AK-47 rifle and 35 rounds of live ammunition.
The PPRO SP Mohammed Shehu added that the command has also succeeded in the arrest of Bello Mohammed ‘m’ 40 years of Gadar Baga area, Gusau for criminal conspiracy, shop breaking and theft, noting that, the suspects have stolen clothing materials Worth seven hundred thousand Naira and also made away with five hundred thousand Naira cash from the shop.
All the suspects were facing interrogation after which they would be prosecuted.
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ZAMFARA STATE POLICE COMMAND PRESS BRIEFING
16TH NOVEMBER, 2022
WE WILL SUSTAIN OUR EFFORT TO END INSECURITY IN ZAMFARA STATE – CP KOLO YUSUF
As the Zamfara Police Command arrests/parades Sixteen (16) Suspects for various offences, ranging from Banditry, Cattle Rustling, Kidnapping, Culpable Homicide, Armed Robbery, Car Snatching and other related offences.
In its untiring commitment to rid Zamfara State of criminal activities, the Zamfara State Police Command under the leadership of CP Kolo Yusuf psc is working tirelessly to ensure that the vision and mission of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc+, NPM, NEAPS, fdc, CFR to restore peace and stability in the state is achieved to the latter.
To this end, the Commissioner of Police’s new crime fighting strategies are yielding positive result and are currently curtailing the lingering insecurity bedeviling Zamfara State for over a decade.
The following are list of suspects arrested and brief facts of their case;
RECOVERY OF TWO (2) AK-47 RIFLES DURING ENCOUNTER WITH BANDITS TERRORIST IN SOME LOCATIONS OF THE STATE
Between Friday 11th to Monday 14th November, 2022 Police Tactical Operatives deployed to some locations that are prone to bandits attack under Dansadau Emirate of the State received distress call about plans by bandits to attack the communities. The operatives responded promptly and moved to the location with a view to repelling the attack, whereby a serious gun battle ensued between the bandits and operatives. Fortunately, the attack was repelled forcing the hoodlums to fled into the forest with possible gunshot wounds. Two (2) AK-47 rifles with thirty five (35) rounds of live ammunition and some bunch of charms belonging to the bandits were recovered at the scene.
ARREST OF TWO BANDITS FOR KIDNAPPING AND CATTLE RUSTLING IN SOME PARTS OF GUSAU AND BUKKUYUM LGAs
NAME OF SUSPECT:
SUJORA ALMANDE ‘M’ AGED 20 YEARS OLD OF KOTORKOSHI IN BUNGUDU LGA
BAGE MOHAMMED ‘M’ AGED 40 YEARS OLD
Within the week under review, Police Tactical Operatives while on confidence building patrol along Gusau – Funtua road, acted on intelligence information that led to the arrest of a notorious bandit’s kingpin named Sujora Almandawi as one of the bandits terrorizing villages in Tsafe, Kotorkoshi, Damba and some outskirts of Gusau. Further intelligence information revealed that the suspect involved in several attacks on villages, Cattle Rustling, Kidnapping and other related crimes along these routes.
In the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed to serial kidnapping and cattle rustling in more than Ten (10) Communities in Gusau, Tsafe and Bungudu LGAs, where they collected millions of Naira from the relations of victims as ransom. The suspect further confessed of rustling unspecified number of cows.
In the case of Bage Mohammed, the suspect was arrested by the joint Police and Vigilante while on confidence building patrol along Anka – Bukkuyum road. The arrest was sequel to intelligence report received about the suspect and his involvement in the attack of some villages in Bukkuyum and kidnapping of eleven (11) persons in Dargaji village.In the course of investigation, the suspect confessed to several attacks, kidnappings and rustling of unspecified number of cows and sheep in some parts of Anka, Bukkuyum and Gummi LGAs.The suspect is currently assisting the Police with useful information for more arrest and recovery.
SMASH OF ARMED ROBBERY SYNDICATE THAT SPECIALISED IN CAR SNATCHING ON GUNPOINT IN ABUJA, KADUNA AND OTHER STATES
NAME OF SUSPECTS:
MOHAMMED SANI ‘M’ AGED 22 YRS OLD
BELLO ABDULLAHI ‘M’ AGED 35 YRS OLD
MAGAJI ADAMU ‘M’ AGED 28 YRS OLD
One (1) Beretta Pistol and one (1) Hyndai vehicle safe kept at State CID Kaduna.
Police Tactical operatives of the Command acted on intelligence information that led to the arrest of the above mentioned suspects. The suspects belong to a notorious Car snatching syndicate who possessed guns for the purpose of snatching cars from innocent members of the public. In the course of investigation, all the suspects confessed to several cars snatching on gun point in Abuja, Kaduna and Suleja in Niger State. They further confessed that all the robbed vehicles were either sold in Niger republic or Kano State, before nemesis caught off with them and arrested by the Police.
ARREST OF THREE (3) SUSPECTS FOR CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY, KIDNAPPING AND CULPABLE HOMICIDE
NAME OF SUSPECTS:
KABIRU IDI ‘M’ 35 YEARS OLD
DANHAUWA KALLA ‘M’ 31 YEARS OLD
MAJAMI ILIYA ‘M’ 27 YEARS OLD
On 3rd November 2022, Police detectives attached to Anti Violence Squad arrested the above mentioned suspects in connection with the kidnapping and suspected murder of a 6 year old child Laminu Sani ‘M’ of Bulunku area, Gusau. The complainant Mallam Sani Garba reported to the Police sometime in 2020 that one of the suspects Kabiru Idi ‘M’ of Yarkatsina village in Bungudu LGA rented a room in his house and stayed for a period of 3 month, during which he conspired with his collaborators and kidnapped the victim with a view to collecting ransom from the father. In the course of investigation, all the suspects confessed to the crime and further explained their role in the kidnapping of the child.
ARREST OF SUSPECT FOR CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY, SHOP BREAKING AND THEFT
NAME OF SUSPECT:
BELLO MOHAMMED ‘M’ 40 YEARS OLD OF GADAR BAGA AREA GUSAU
UMAR MERCY ‘M’ NOW AT LARGE
On 12th November 2022, Police detectives arrested the above mentioned suspect following a complaint of shop breaking and theft at old Market Gusau sometime in August, 2022. According to the complainant, the value of the clothing materials stolen in the shop was Seven Hundred Thousand Naira (N700,000) and also the sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira cash (N500,000) was equally stolen by the suspects. In the course of investigation, the suspects confessed to the crime and further stated that, he conspired with one Umar Mercy to break the shop and committed the act.
ARREST OF TWO SUSPECTS IN POSSESSION OF DRIED LEAF SUSPECTED TO BE INDIAN HEMP
NAME OF SUSPECTS:
HUSSAINI ABUBAKAR ‘M’ AGED 47 YEARS
YUSHA’U IBRAHIM ‘M’ AGED 19 YEARS
ABDULMALIK ALIYU ‘M’ AGED 20 YEARS OLD
A SACK CONTAINING DRIED LEAF SUSPECTED TO BE INDIAN HEMP
DIFFERENT TYPES OF HARD DRUGS
Between 12th and 13th November 2022, Police Operatives while on surveillance patrol within Gusau metro intercepted and arrested the above mentioned suspects. On spot search, large quantity of dried leaf suspected to be Indian hemp and different types of hard drugs were recovered in their possession. Intelligence information revealed that, the suspected Indian hemp and drugs would be supplied to bandits in the forest. In the course of interrogation, all the suspects confessed to the crime and are currently assisting the Police with useful information for more arrest and recovery.
ARREST OF FOUR (4) SUSPECTS FOR CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY, ABDUCTION AND RAPE
NAME OF SUSPECTS:
ISIYAKA ABDULLAHI ‘M’ AGED 35 YEARS OLD
ABDULHAMI YUSUF ‘M’ AGED 22 YEARS OLD
MUHAMMAD LAWALI ‘M’ AGED 20 YEARS OLD
BARA’U ABDULLAHI ‘M’ AGED 28 YEARS OLD
On 1st November, 2022 Police detectives attached Anti-Violence Squad arrested the above mentioned suspects in connection with the above offences. The arrest was sequel to a complaint received from the father of the victim Luba Lawali ‘F’ of Hayin Buba area Gusau who was abducted by the suspects and raped since on 25th of October, 2022 until on the 1st of November, 2022 when nemesis caught off with them and arrested by the Police.All the suspects will be charged to Court for Prosecution, upon completion of the investigation.
Thank you and God bless you all.
SP MOHAMMED SHEHU anipr,
Police Public Relations Officer,
For: Commissioner of Police,
Zamfara State Command,