Police nab notorious armed bandit after kidnapping scores in Kaduna

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By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Kaduna State police command said it has successfully rescued 3 Kidnapped victims in Armed Bandit encounter and arrested a notorious kidnapper terrorising Kaduna -Abuja road after they staged a road block and kidnapped scores in Kidandan area of the state.

A statesmen signed by state police spokesman Asp Mansir Hassan Friday, explained that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Kidandan Division, Kaduna received a distressed call that unknown armed bandits blocked the Kidandan-Dogon Dawa Road and kidnapped an unspecified number of individuals on May 21, 2024, at about 14:50hrs.

According to the release, the DPO swiftly mobilized personnel from the Police Mobile Force (PMF), attached to Operation Whirl Punch in Galadimawa, and proceeded to the scene in an Armored Personnel Vehicle (APV).

“Upon arrival, the police team engaged the bandits in a serious gun battle”, it stated, adding that “Although the bandits managed to deflate two tires of the APV, the police team successfully rescued three kidnapped individuals”.

Those rescued includes Ashiru Abubakar, male, 35 years old, from Batagarawa LGA, Katsina State, Ahmed Ibrahim, male, from Dutsen Ma, Katsina State and Shehu Kabiru, male, 30 years old, from Kidandan, kaduna respectively.

Similarly, “On May 21, 2024, at about 1900 hours, the Police Operation Yaki operatives, acting on technical intelligence provided by the Technical Intelligence Unit FHQ Abuja, successfully arrested one Muhammadu Bello, a 30-year-old resident of Yan Bokolo area, Malalin Gabas, Igabi LGA, Kaduna State”.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is an accomplice to Dogo Haliru, a notorious kidnapper known for terrorizing Zamfara, Katsina, and the Kaduna-Abuja expressway.

While the Commissioner of Police CP Ali Audu Dabigi, applauds the officers for their gallantry and good use of intelligence, he ordered for intensified confidence building Patrols to ensure ongoing safety and security.

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