Police arrest notorious bandit, rescue 3 kidnapped victims 

The Kaduna state Police command has arrested a notorious bandit Muhammad Bello, an accomplice to Dogo Haliru, while the Police also rescued three kidnapped victims in an encounter with armed bandit along the Kindandan – Dogon Dawa Road, Birnin Gwari local government. 

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Kaduna state Police command, ASP Mansir Hassan who made this known in a statement issued by him on Friday, said the Kaduna state Commissioner of Police has lauded the officers for a job well done, while ordering for intensified confidence building patrols in the area.

“On May 21, 2024, at about 14:50hrs, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Kidandan Division received a distress call reporting that unknown armed bandits had blocked the Kidandan-Dogon Dawa Road and kidnapped an unspecified number of individuals.

“In response, the DPO swiftly mobilized personnel from the Police Mobile Force (PMF), who were 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. 

“Although the bandits managed to deflate two tires of the APV, the police team successfully rescued three kidnapped individuals: Ashiru Abubakar, male, 35 years old, from Batagarawa local government area, Katsina state, Ahmed Ibrahim, male, from Dutsen Ma, Katsina state and Shehu Kabiru, male, 30 years old, from Kidandan.

“In the same vein, On May 21, 2024, at about 1900 hours, the Operation Yaki operatives, acting on technical intelligence provided by the Technical Intelligence Unit Force Headquarters Abuja, successfully arrested one Muhammadu Bello, a 30-year-old resident of Yan Bokolo area, Malalin Gabas, Igabi local government area, Kaduna state. 

“Preliminary investigations reveal 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 psc, applauds the officers for their gallantry and good use of intelligence, he orders for intensified confidence building patrols to ensure ongoing safety and security,” ASP Hassan said.