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Police arrest supected killer of area commander, gunrunner in Katsina




The Katsina State Police Command has arrested 30-year-old suspected notorious armed bandit Saidu Yaro, alias Sabon Jini, of Tsaskiya Village, Safana LGA of Katsina State following the death of an Area Commander for Dutsinma, ACP Aminu Umar, and another officer.

The police spokesman, ASP Sadiq Abubakar, who disclosed this on Thursday during a parade of suspects at the command headquarters in Katsina, noted that the suspect had been on the command’s wanted list for a series of offences including kidnapping, cattle rustling, and other heinous crimes.

Yaro was reportedly arrested around 5:30 pm on August 30 based on “credible intelligence” in connection with the kidnapping of one Hussaini Nabara of Kagara Village, Dutsin-ma LGA.

During the course of the investigation, the suspect, under the command of one Abubakar Jankare, a suspected notorious bandit leader, was revealed to have conspired with three others Usman Modi-Modi, Auta Nokia, and Sule Malam Aibo, among others at large to ambush the late Area Commander Dutsinma, ACP Aminu Umar, in an encounter that led to the deaths of the officer and one other officer.

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The suspect was said to have confessed to the crime and further investigations are reportedly ongoing.

Katsina, usually referred to as Katsina State to distinguish it from the city of Katsina, is a state in North West zone of Nigeria.
Katsina is a state in North West zone of Nigeria.
The command also confirmed the arrest of a 35-year-old suspected notorious arm smuggler, Ibrahim Abdullahi, alias Dogo, of Sabon Garin Dunburawa village in Batsari Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Abdullahi was reportedly arrested around 10:30 pm on September 2 at Rahamawa quarters of the Katsina metropolis, after having been trailed.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) added that 404 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered in his possession after a search was conducted.

He maintained that the suspect had in the course of interrogation confessed to committing the offence and further stated that he received the exhibits alongside one Yakuba, alias Dan Kwandago, of Kankara LGA, and one Salisu at Wukari LGA, Taraba State, both at large.

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“Efforts are on with a view to arresting the fleeing suspects as investigations are ongoing,” he said.

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Similarly, the command arrested one Saminu Usman, a suspected notorious kidnapper aged 19 years old, of Tsambe village, Jibia LGA, in connection with a case of kidnapping perpetrated on May 14, 2023, at Tashar Hurera village, Jibia LGA.

“The fact of the case is that on the same date, a report of kidnapping of one Usman Shu’aibu, ‘m’, age 5 years old, of Tashar Hurera village, Jibia LGA, was received at the Jibia Divisional Police Headquarters through one Shu’aibu Salisu, ‘m’, of the same address,” Abubakar said.

“On that fateful day, the kidnappers contacted the father of the victim and demanded the sum of N600,000 and three Android phones as ransom, to which the father obliged and secured the release of his son.

“Upon receipt of the report, detectives were detailed to investigate and succeeded in tracking down and arresting the suspect in Lambata, Niger State.

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“During the course of the investigation, the suspect confessed to the commission of the offence and further stated that he conspired with one Rabe, ‘m’, now at large, to perpetrate the heinous act. The investigation is ongoing.”

In the meantime, the command, on September 7, succeeded in arresting a suspected paedophile, Haruna Wanzam, alias Baba Tsoho, a male aged 65 of Abuja quarters, Katsina Metropolis, for sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl.

A report was said to have been made against the suspect at the Dandagoro Divisional Police Headquarters by the father of the victim.

“Upon receipt of the report, detectives promptly swung into action and succeeded in arresting the suspect,” the PPRO stated.

“During the course of the investigation, it was revealed that the suspect took advantage of the absence of the girl’s parents, who were away on a visit, and lured and molested the girl.

“The suspect confessed to the commission of the offense while the investigation is ongoing.”

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NDLEA arrests wanted drug kingpin, Chadian, others over 4 tons of drugs





The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a kingpin wanted for attempts to ship illicit drug consignments to the United Kingdom.

This tops the list of arrests made by NDLEA Operatives through interdiction operations that led to the seizure of four tons of illicit substances in the past week.

A statement by the NDLEA spokesman, Mr Femi Babafemi on Sunday in Abuja said that the suspect, Obiorah Chigozie had been on the wanted list of the agency since Sept. 15.

This, he said, was when a consignment of 1.500kg skunk concealed in flour going to London, UK was intercepted at the Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) export shed of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, (MMIA) Ikeja Lagos.

Babafemi said that his freight agent, Nworah Adaugo Precious was arrested.

“Convinced that the 1.500kg consignment had sailed through, Chigozie walked into the agency’s dragnet on Sept. 28 when he personally brought another tranche of 2.00kg concealed in cartons to the airport for shipment to the UK.

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“In his interview, Chigozie claimed he was into shoes sales in Lagos before venturing into the illicit drug business, ” he said.

Meanwhile, operatives of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT command of the agency on Sept. 29, intercepted a container truck with registration number BD G41 XM coming from Lagos to Kano at the Gwagwalada area of the FCT.

Also, Babafemi said that no less than 1,188 kilograms of skunk loaded at Owo, Ondo state, and hidden under cartons of tooth paste were recovered from the truck and its driver, Amafan Fattison, 28, arrested.

Similarly, NDLEA officers in Bayelsa on Sept. 27, seized 432kgs of the same substance from an abandoned J5 bus along Saipem road, Opolo, Yenagoa.

Babafemi said the vehicle was equally recovered from the scene for further investigation.

In Kano, a septuagenarian grandpa, Ado Unguwa, 70, was arrested on Saturday Sept. 30 with 143.2kgs skunk in Dindere village, Tofa LGA.

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Babafemi said that operatives in Enugu same day recovered 110.6kgs of same substance from a locked-up shop at Aria new market.

He added that operatives in Lagos also on Saturday Sept. 30, stormed the notorious Idi-Oro drug enclave in Mushin where they seized 212.5kgs of cannabis sativa belonging to a wanted drug lord.

This was even as NDLEA officers in Kwara recovered 104kgs of skunk from a Toyota camry car in Offa area of the state.

Babafemi siad that a Chadian, Mohammed Ibrahim, 25, was also nabbed at Mafa check point, Borno with 11.8kgs of same substance on Monday Sept. 25.

“In Plateau, the police command in the spirit of inter-agency collaboration transferred four suspects: Yusuf Akim; Frank Gah; Jackson Ejeh and Joseph Utsu

“1,978kgs cannabis was recovered from them to the state command of NDLEA, while in Cross River, operatives on Monday Sept. 25 seized 40,000 ampules of pentazocine injection.

” Two suspects,Fajulugbe Adeshola, 35, and Nnaorji Agwe, 54, at Mobil by MCC road, Calabar were arrested.

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“Also in Kogi , NDLEA officers on Wednesday Sept. 27 arrested a suspect, Ifeanyi Odoh, 25, with 59,867 pills of opioids including Tramadol and 4.03kgs cannabis sativa at Idah area of the state, ” he said.

Babafemi quoted the NDLEA Chairman, retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa as commending the officers and men of the MMIA, Lagos, FCT, Bayelsa, Borno, Kogi, Kwara, Cross River, Borno and Enugu commands of the agency for the arrests and seizures of the past week.

Marwa equally praised their counterparts in all the commands across the country for ensuring a fair balance between their drug supply reduction and drug demand reduction efforts.

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Undergraduates ‘kill’ 21-year-old colleague during altercation over female student





 A 21-year-old student of the Federal University Dutsinma in Katsina state has been reportedly murdered by his colleagues during a misunderstanding.

In a statement on Saturday, Aliyu Abubakar-Sadiq, police spokesperson in Katsina, confirmed the development.

Abubakar-Sadiq said the deceased, identified as Abubakar Nasir-Barda, was a 200-level student of the university.

He said the student had a misunderstanding with eight other colleagues over a romantic relationship issue involving a female student of the university.

Abubakar-Sadiq said the student was killed after the argument intensified, adding that the murder was not as a result of a religious issue as purported.

The police spokesperson said the command has arrested six of the students over the incident.

“On Sept. 28, 2023, a tragic incident occurred at Darawa quarters, Dutsinma local government area, involving eight students of the Federal University Dutsinma,” Abubakar-Sadiq said.

“The incident was the result of a heated altercation between the students over a relationship with a fellow female student, which escalated tragically, leading to the death of one of the students involved.”

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He said the command has taken the case seriously and is conducting a thorough investigation to determine the factors that led to the murder of the student.

He added that evidence is currently being gathered, adding that anyone with relevant information could share it with the police to help the investigation.

“Including eyewitness testimonies, with the aim of establishing a comprehensive understanding of the events that transpired while upholding the principles of justice and fairness,” he added.

“The commissioner of police in the state, Aliyu Abubakar-Musa, called on the general public to remain calm.

“He also extended his deepest condolences to the family and friends affected by this tragedy and the management of the University.

“We convey our sympathies and support during this difficult time.”


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BREAKING: Police rescue eight kidnapped travellers 




In a quick-fire response, the Ondo State Police Command, on Saturday, said it had rescued eight out of 25 people who were kidnapped on Friday, less than 20 hours after their abduction.

Twenty-five members of the Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Igan, Akure, Ondo State, were kidnapped by some hoodlums suspected to be gunmen, in the state, on Friday evening

The victims, who were said to be choristers of the church, were reportedly attacked and kidnapped on the Benin-Akure Expressway, around the Ifon area in Ose Local Government Area of the state.

They were said to be travelling to Ifon, for a burial ceremony, while the hoodlums waylaid them and dragged them to an unknown destination in the bush.

Speaking on the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed that eight of the victims had been rescued while efforts were ongoing to rescue the remaining victims.

“Good news!, eight victims rescued, effort is on to rescue others unhurt”, she said on a WhatsApp platform.

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