Police burst kidnapping syndicate in Kano

Jack Acheme, Kano


The Kano State Command of the Nigeria Police have burst and paraded a kidnapping syndicate alongside other 100 suspects involved in murder, armed robbery, possession of hard drugs and manufacturing of local weapons.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Illyasu in media briefing at the command’s headquarters Bompai said that, “over 90 of the suspects were arrested during raids between May 30 and June 7.”

Iliyasu said a syndicate of kidnappers were busted which led to the arrest of three suspected kidnappers namely, Abdullahi Ali, Sani Rabe and Shuaibu Idi, who have been operating in Katsina, Zamfara and Kano States.

“In Kano, they do operate in Gwarzo, Kiru, Bebeji, Shanono, Rogo, Karaye, and Madobi Local Government Areas in Kano State,” he said.

He further stated that the suspected kidnappers confessed that five AK47 riffles are in the possession of their gang leader who is popularly known as Gemu, believed to be hiding in Zamfara forest, “but police has mounted man-hunt to track him down.”

The State Commissioner of Police said that, “during the raid carried out on 4th and 5th June, 2019, 90 suspects were apprehended from Gano general, Dawakin Kudu, Ungogo, Dala, and Kano Municipal Local Government Areas, as well as Bachirawa quarters, Pan-Shekara, Kwanar Hudu, Dakata and Zangon-Dakata quarters.”

He said exhibits recovered from the suspects include 14 bags of Indian Hemp, 64 knives, scissors, axe, cutter, charms and hard drugs, explaining that the suspects have been charged to court for prosecution.

According to him, “on the June 2, 2019, a team of police men, while on patrol along Independent Road, Dakata, Kano, one Abba Abubakar of Borno state and Sumaila Hassan of Dakata Quarters were arrested and were found with locally-made pump action riffle. Investigation is on to ascertain their mission.”

He said that 12 miscreants were also arrested at Sani Mainagge quarters for extorting and causing injuries to passers-by, stating that items recovered from them include Indian hemp, three long knives, four sharp knives, two cutlasses and bunch of charms.

He said the suspects will soon be charged to court for prosecution immediately investigation is completed.

He added that two motorcycle thefts were also arrested, including five others who were nabbed for criminal conspiracy, as well as one Abdullahi Musa, a car theft who was equally arrested by the police.


Sammie Idika