POLICE PRESS RELEASE NO.14/2021
PRESS CONFERENCE BY SP GAMBO ISAH, PPRO KATSINA POLICE COMMAND ON BEHALF OF THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, KATSINA STATE COMMAND, CP SANUSI BUBA,psc, HELD ON MONDAY 19/04/2021 AT THE COMMAND HEADQUARTERS, KATSINA
Good afternoon Gentlemen of the Press. I have the pleasure to welcome you to Katsina state Police Command Headquarters, to brief you on yet another important breakthrough made by the Nigeria Police Force, Katsina state Command as the ongoing onslaught against recalcitrant bandits and other criminal elements in the state is unwavering.
DEATH OF THREE (3) BANDITS AND RECOVERY OF ONE (1) AK 49 RIFLE, ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY (160) COWS, ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FOUR (174) SHEEP AND TWO (2) MOTORCYCLES: Today 19/04/2021 at about 04:00hrs, based on credible intelligence, DPO Kankara led a team of policemen to Mararabar-Gurbi, a notorious cattle route used by bandits, that bandits armed with sophisticated weapons are passing with rustled domestic animals. Fortunately, the hoodlums were intercepted and on sighting the Police operatives, they engaged them in a gun duel. As a result of which three (3) bandits were neutralized while others fled into the forest with possible gunshot wounds. In the course of investigation, one (1) AK 49 assault rifle, one hundred and sixty (160) Cows, one hundred and seventy (170) Sheep and two (2) motorcycles were recovered at the scene.
ARREST OF TWO NOTORIOUS BANDITS THAT MASTERMINDED THE KILLING OF ONE ALHAJI IBRAHIM KWATAHI OF JAR-GABA VILLAGE, BAKORI LGA AND RECOVERY OF TWO (2) AK 47 RIFLES: On 18/04/2021 at about 08:30hrs, based on credible intelligence, O/C Anti Kidnapping Unit led combine teams of Police Operatives and vigilante group to Unguwar Mai Kawo forest, Bakori LGA and a raided a bandits’ hideout, which led to the arrest of the duo of: 1. BUHARI YUSUF, ‘M’, AGED 25YRS, 2. USMAN ALH BAMMI, ’M’, AGED 30YRS both of unguwar mai kawo village, Kafur LGA of Katsina state, notorious bandits that masterminded the killing of one Alh. Ibrahim Fatahi of Jar-Gaba village, Bakori. Two AK 47 rifles were also recovered in connection with the commission of the offence, which suspects confessed to belong to one of their members, one Babangida (now at large). Investigation is ongoing.
ARREST OF NOTORIOUS ARMED DEALER, KIDNAPER AND A BANDIT AND RECOVERY OF FORTY (40) RUSTLED COWS: On 10/04/2021 at about 13:00hrs, based on credible intelligence, the Command in collaboration with local vigilante group, arrested one Ibrahim Ma’aruf, alias “RISKU”, ‘M’, aged 40yrs of Tashar Bokiti, Runka village of Safana LGA of Katsina state, a notorious armed dealer, kidnaper and a cattle rustler. Nemesis caught up with the hoodlum when he was accosted at a spot between Dutsin-ma and Safana LGA of Katsina state, with forty (40) rustled cows. Furthermore, suspect was on 22/03/2021 abandoned ninety-six (96) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition of AK 47 rifle and the sum of seven hundred and eighty thousand Naira (N780,000:00K) at a police Nipping Point along Dutsinma to Safana road, fled and escaped police arrest. Investigation is ongoing.
SP GAMBO ISAH,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, (PPRO)
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
KATSINA STATE COMMAND.