Two criminals who were terrorising Jigawa State have been taken into custody by police after they dismantled an infamous kidnapping racket.
This was revealed in a statement provided to the reporter by the command's spokesman, DSP. Lawan Shiisu Adam.
According to him, the arrest was made as a result of a covert operation that was conducted in the Larabawa herdsmen camp, in the Gabasawa LGA Area of Kano State, and the Laraba Gurgunya hamlet, in the Taura LGA, Jigawa State.
According to Shiisu, the operation was conducted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, between the hours of 7:00 and 12:00 a.m. by a team of police officers from the State Headquarters Dutse, Ringim Area Command, State Intelligence Bureau, Taura, and Ringim Divisions, as well as the Local Vigilante organisation.
He said during the operations, 35-year-old Safiyanu Muhammad and 40-year-old Musa Idi were arrested from the raided locations.
Shiisu revealed that “during the operations, two (2) AK 103-2 rifles, One (1) AK 47 rifle, Four (4) magazines with eighty-three (83) rounds of 7.9 mm live ammunition, two locally made pistols, Bow and arrows, Two sticks and One (1) Tecno handset with 2 airtel sim cards were recovered.
He added that “Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects were responsible for the ambush and killing of an Immigration officer recently in Birniwa Local Government and a police officer in Kwalam village, Taura Local Government while they were on their duty post.
“The suspects have also confessed to have participated in the abduction of A A Zaura’s mother, an APC senatorial flagbearer, Kano Central.”
The acting Commissioner of Police, Jigawa State Command, DCP Bashir Ahmed appreciated the efforts of the officers and the supporting group for the successful operation.
Pulse reports that early last month, Police in Jigawa arrested five notorious kidnappers who have been terrorizing Jigawa and Kano States.
Police said they were arrested based on credible intelligence which they utilized to track and arrest one of the most wanted notorious kidnapper Yusuf Wakili Alias Rago of Ajingi LGA Kano State.
The Force said the criminal surrendered alongside four other gang members identified as Inusa Jibrin , Alh Tahir Zango, Sabo Abdullahi Alias Sabo Gara and Suleman Garba Alias Manu Dogo.
The Jigawa Police spokesman said the suspects confessed to being responsible for several kidnapping and robbery incidents in Jigawa and Kano States.