The Police Command in Kano State has arrested a suspected notorious kidnapper and cattle rustler, recovering 55 cows from him in Karaye Local Government Area of the state.
The State Commissioner of Police, Malam Hussaini Gumel, who disclosed this to the newsmen in Kano on Monday added that the suspect was arrested by the command’s Anti-kidnapping squad.
He explained that on Feb. 4 at about 17:40 hours, the suspected kidnapper, of Kaya village in Giwa LGA of Kaduna State, was arrested at Karaye LGA with 55 cows and six sheep.
He said: The suspect confessed that they were running away from Maidaro bandits’ camp through Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State after fighting with their rival camp, led by Boderi Isiya of the same address.
“The suspect said his gang leader in Malumfashi LGA of Katsina State and his assistant were killed during the fight, and he ran away with three AK-47 riffles and many cattles, preparing to settle in the forest of Gwarzo and Kareye LGAs.
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“He confessed to have participated along with other camp members in several kidnapping and cattle rustling cases in Kaduna, Katsina and Zamfara States”.
Gumel noted that the police operatives have since launched a manhunt for the fleeing gang members.
He further assured the commitment of the police to provide adequate security for citizens and encouraged residents to volunteer credible information that could aid in apprehending the fleeing suspects.
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