Eight teenage bandits terrorising Kaduna residents nabbed

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By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Eight armed criminal bandits between the age of 19, 20 and 27 years that have been kidnapping and terrorising residents of Kaduna state been arrested by the police.

Accordingly, the State Commissioner of Police (CP), Musa Yusuf Garba, has also charged police Operatives to go on the offensive as we enter the yuletide season.

The command made this disclosures in a statement signed by its spokesman Asp Mansur Hassan, and made available to newsmen in Kaduna yesterday.

The statement stressed that “In a recharged drive towards guaranteeing that lives and properties are secured in Kaduna state especially during the impending festive season coupled with the Commissioner of Police Kaduna state command, CP Musa Yusuf Garba, directive to Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders to go on the offensive, Police Operatives from the Divisional Headquarters Maigana has succeeded in the arrest of eight suspected kidnappers and armed robbers.

“The said Operatives led by the Divisional Police Officer had on the 17th November, 2023 at about 0200 hours stormed the criminals’ den in Nuba farm and arrested the following persons:

Those arrested are (1) Bello Suleiman 20 years old, (2) Ismail Abubakar 20 years old, (3) Usman Suleiman 20 years old, (4) Umar Suleiman Gero 19 years old and, (5) Isah Lawal 20 years old all of Farin Kasa village in Soba LGA of Kaduna state. Others are (6) Abubakar Bello 27 years old of Sakaru village in Soba LGA, (7) Ibrahim Mu’azu 20 years old of Bagaldi village Soba, and (8) Umar Suleiman.

“Preliminary inquiry disclosed that the aforesaid suspects were responsible for the abduction on the 25th August, 2023 of Hon. Kawu Ibrahim Yakasai.

“Equally, a certain Adamu Mu’azu ‘M’ of Bagaldi village was their kidnapped victim in recent time. Their gang leader one alias Hanazuwa ‘M’ of Farin Kasa village is at large though trailed. All the suspects will have their day in court at the completion of investigation”, it stated.

The Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command, CP Musa Yusuf Garba hailed the Operatives and tasked them to even be more circumspect during this yuletide season.

The CP, as well called on the public to be security conscious as criminal elements are on the prowl to unduly meet up with the demand of the festive period.

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