Kaduna state Police Command has arrested two men suspected to be kidnappers along Gamagira – Soba road in Soba Local Government Area (LGA), while a rifle, and a machete were recovered from them.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Kaduna state Police Command, DSP Mohammed Jalige, said the police also arrested a suspected gunrunner along Maraban Danja on Kaduna – Katsina states border, while two local revolver pistols were recovered from him.
“On 20th January, 2021 at about 1100HRS the operatives of the Kaduna state Police Command attached to Operation Yaki, while on routine patrol along Gamagira /Soba Road, Soba LGA, Kaduna intercepted an unregistered Boxer motorcycle and arrested two suspected kidnappers namely; Musa Sabiu (M) 40yrs of age and Umar Sule (M) 30yrs of age both of Tampol Village of Kachia LGA Kaduna.
“The Operatives searched both suspects and their motorcycle thus, recovered the following; one type 06 rifle, one sharp machete, two mobile phones and cash sum of N50,000.
“Meanwhile the suspects are currently assisting Police in investigation and would be charged to court on completion of same. Effort is ongoing to locate and apprehend their criminal accomplices.
“In a similar development, on 22nd January, 2021, the Command’s Operatives attached to 47 PMF Zaria while on regular stop and search operation along Maraban Danja Kaduna/ Katsina border arrested a gunrunner, one Yusuf Sama’ila (M) of Unguwan Bawa village in Kankara LGA of Katsina state and recovered two locally fabricated revolver pistol, charms and the cash sum of N24,000.
“During the course of the said search, the suspect on sensing danger, took to his heels with intent to evade arrest that resulted in him sustaining injury. He is currently in Police Clinic Zaria while investigation is ongoing.
“The Commissioner of Police Kaduna Command, CP UM Muri is assuring the general public of his unalloyed resolve to tackle the menace of armed banditry and kidnapping in the state while seeking for their continuous support in providing relevant information about criminals and their activities.”