By Bashir Bello
KATSINA – The Katsina State Police Command on Tuesday says it has succeeded in arresting about 50 suspects of various crimes and criminalities across the state.
The State’s Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Wakili who stated this while addressing newsmen in the state on Tuesday, said the arrest was made between December 2017 till date.
Wakili said the suspects were arrested of crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling, trans-border Indian hemp trafficking and vandals.
The Police Commissioner also said it recovered about 309 ammunitions from the persons which includes women within the period under review.
According to him, “Within the period under review, we arrested 50 suspects and recovered about 309 ammunitions from them. Investigation is ongoing and as soon as we complete our investigation we will send them to court for prosecution.
“On 16/01/2018 Police patrol team while on routine patrol had an encounter with 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.
“The command also arrested Abubakar Umar ‘m’ aged 25yrs of Gwoza LGA area of Borno state and Abubakar Hassan ‘m’ aged 24yrs of Dorayi qrts, Kano state and recovered 32 parcels of sealed dry leaves 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.
“Based on a tip off, the command also carried out a mop off operation on 22/01/2018 at a notorious kidnappers/cattle rustlers hide out inside Ruga Bakin Daji, Gimi forest, Safana LGA of Katsina state. The team succeeded in recovering the following weapons of one Automatic pump action rifle, one locally made rifle and four Dane guns inside the rooms of one Asma’u Adamu ‘f’ aged 35yrs and Rakiya Abdulrashid ‘f’ aged 20yrs of Safana LGA, Katsina,” CP Wakili however stated.