Police in Jigawa State broke up a notorious group of kidnappers and caught two of the suspects who were terrorizing the State.
In a statement to GOSPELCABLE, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, who is the command’s spokesman, said this.
He said that the arrest was made after a quiet operation in Larabawa herdsmen camp in Gabasawa LGA Area of Kano State and Laraba Gurgunya village in Taura LGA Area of Jigawa State.
Shiisu said that the operation took place on September 18, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., when a team of police officers from State Headquarters Dutse, Ringim Area Command, State Intelligence Bureau, Taura, and Ringim Divisions, as well as the Local Vigilante group, worked together to do it.
He said that during the operations, Safiyanu Muhammad, age 35, and Musa Idi, age 40, were taken into custody from the places that were raided.
Shiisu added that
“During the operations, two (2) AK 103-2 rifles, one (1) AK 47 rifle, four (4) magazines with eighty-three (83) rounds of 7.9 mm live ammunition, two locally made pistols, a bow and arrows, two sticks, and one (1) Tecno phone with two (2) airtel sim cards were found.
“Early investigation showed that the suspects were behind the ambush and killing of an immigration officer in Birniwa Local Government and a police officer in Kwalam village, Taura Local Government while they were on duty.”
“The suspects have also admitted that they were involved in the kidnapping of A.A. Zaura’s mother, who was an APC candidate for senator in Kano Central.”
DCP Bashir Ahmed, who is the acting Commissioner of Police for the Jigawa State Command, praised the work of the officers and the people who helped them.