Below is a press statement by Zamfara Stare Commissioner of Police through his spokesman, SP Muhammed Shehu.
“Gentlemen of the press, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police CP Kolo Yusuf psc, I once again welcome you to another press briefing here at the Police Command Headquarters, Gusau. The purpose of the briefing is to build confidence in the minds of the public and reassure them of their safety and security especially before, during and after the forthcoming 2023 General elections. The ongoing effort is a joint t one, comprising all the sister security agencies in state recognised by the law to actively participate in the forthcoming elections exercise.
BELOW ARE SOME OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS RECORDED:
- BURSTING OF KIDNAPPING SYNDICATE/ARREST OF 6 GANG MEMBERS INCLUDING THE MASTERMINDER OF KIDNAPPING OF HIS BIOLOGICAL MOTHER AND THE SUM OF THIRTY MILLION NAIRA WAS COLLECTED AS RANSOM
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- THOMAS YA’U AGED 30YRS OLD “M” OF MAKARFI LGA IN KADUNA STATE
- ABDULSAMAD MOHD AGED 45YRS OLD “M” OF SAME ADDRESS
- BELLO ABDULLAHI AGED 35YRS OLD “M” OF SAME ADDRESS
- ABUBAKAR NAMADI AGED 30YRS OLD “M” OF SAME ADDRESS
- SULEIMAN GABRIEL AGED 20YRS OLD “M” OF SAME ADDRESS
- CHRISTOPHER GABRIEL AGED 20YRS OLD “M” OF SAME ADDRESS
On 12th February 2023, Zamfara Police Command through its Community Policing engagement acted on intelligence information that led to the bursting of kidnapping syndicate and the arrest of 6 seriel kidnappers who have been terrorising different villages in Kaduna, Kano and other neighbouring states such as Zamfara, Sokoto and so on. In the course of investigation, it was discovered that the suspects have carried out series of kidnapping where unspecified number of people were abducted and millions of Naira collected as ransom. Each suspect further narrated the number of kidnapping he participated as well as the role he played in each kidnapping. Surprisingly, one of the suspects Thomas Ya’u confessed that , sometimes last year he masterminded the kidnapping of his biological mother and three (3) others, as a result of the kidnapping, they collected the sum of thirty million Naira from the Relations as ransom, and in turn he was given one million as his share. Case is under discreet Investigation and will be charged to court for prosecution.
ARREST OF FEMALE GUNRUNNER WHO SPECIALISES IN ARMS SUPPLY TO BANDITS AND OTHER CRIMINAL ELEMENTS IN ZAMFARA AND OTHER NEIGHBOURING STATES
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FATIMA SANI AGED 30YRS OLD “F” OF KAURA NAMODA LGA
EXHIBIT RECOVERED :
THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE (325) ROUNDS OF AK 47 LIVE AMMUNITION
On 13th February, 2023 Police detectives arrested the above mentioned female Gunrunner in possession of 325 rounds of live ammunition, following the intelligence information obtained about her movement with the said exhibit from Lafia in Nassarawa state to a notorious bandit’s kingpin herbanating in Zamfara forest.
In the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed to have been into the business and that she had earlier supplied three (3) AK 47 Rifles and one thousand (1000) rounds of AK 47 Live Ammunition to bandits operating within Zamfara. Discreet Investigation is in progress and suspect will be charged to court for prosecution.
ARREST OF SUSPECT IN POSSESSION OF 1000 REGISTERED MTN SIM CARDS ALLEGEDLY FOR SELL TO BANDITS AND OTHER CRIMINAL ELEMENTS
NAME OF SUSPECT-
RABI’U UMAR AGED 29YRS OLD “M” OF GUSAU
EXHIBIT RECOVERED – 1000 REGISTERED MTN SIM CARDS
On 15th February 2023, upon an intelligence that the above named suspect was seen with uncountable number of registered MTN sim cards. Police operatives swung into action , arrested the suspect and conducted on the spot search, the above exhibits were recovered from him. In the course of investigation, suspect confessed that the sim cards are for sell to customers who are looking for registered sim cards. It is well known to everyone that, it is no longer permitted by the NCC to sell registered sim cards of any network. Investigation is in progress with a view to arresting other suspects before being charged to court for prosecution.
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