The operatives of puff adder II of Niger State Police Command attached to Kagara Division implementing operation restore peace in the state, while acting on a credible intelligence have arrested four suspected bandits.
Those arrested are, Shehu Usman age 21yrs, Idris Ado age 20yrs, Nasiru Dogo a.k.a Badari age 21yrs and Umar Yahaya age 21 yrs, all ‘m’ of Fulani camp, near Garun-gabas village of Rafi LGA.
The suspects were intercepted and arrested with two locally fabricated guns while on their way to Garun-gabas market. During interrogation, the suspects confessed to some of their cattle rustling escapades at Garun-gabas and Garun-dangana villages and its environs in Rafi LGA.
They confessed further that the two locally fabricated guns belong to their gang leader; one Lawal Mumuni who is currently at large. Effort to apprehend the said Lawal is ongoing as the case is under investigation, DSP Wasiu Abiodun spokesman of the Command said.
Also, Police operatives attached to same Division have arrested one Jamilu Ibrahim a.k.a “Gerald” age 31yrs ‘m’ of Tudun-wada, Kagara in Rafi LGA.
The suspect was arrested at Tegina town, Rafi LGA. He has been in the Command’s list of wanted persons for killing one Alh. Samaila Isyaku ‘m’ of Tunga-bako village during the Local Government Chairmanship political campaign rally in Kagara.
He allegedly stabbed the deceased to death with a knife and has since been on the run to Gada-kasanga village, Mashegu LGA. During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and claimed that he was attacked by some political thugs during the rally which led to his action.
On the strength of these achievements, the Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command CP Monday Bala Kuryas, commended the Police operatives for these breakthrough achieved and urged them not to relent in the onslaught against banditry and other criminality in the State.
He further directed for a discreet investigation into the cases and assured that the suspects will be prosecuted accordingly.
CP Kuryas, also called on members of the public to continue in giving credible information about any person or group of persons of suspicious character in and around their neighborhood to the Police.