Jigawa State Police Command says it has successfully apprehended six individuals suspected of being involved in the supply of firearms, acts of vandalism, and motorcycle theft.
Among the arrested individuals are Bilal Faraji, a 29-year-old citizen of Niger Republic, and Yusuf A. Yusuf, a 28-year-old from Kazaure LGA, Jigawa State.
In a statement by ASP Abubakar Sadiq Second in Command 2ic Police Public Relations Officer Jigawa State Command
made the disclosure in a statement
He said both suspects have been identified as suppliers of firearms and ammunition to criminal elements operating in the Ringim area and its surroundings.
He explained that during interrogation, the suspects admitted to participating in the sale and distribution of firearms in both Kano and Jigawa states, implicating themselves in criminal activities.
ASP Sadiq noted that the arrest followed a string of criminal incidents, including a burglary that occurred on 28th September 2023. Sagiru Musa, a 30-year-old resident of Kakikankare village in Ringim LGA, reported that four armed individuals forcefully entered his residence, stealing his green-colored Golf 3 wagon with registration number RNG 691 AA Jigawa State.
According to him, in addition to the vehicle, they also took two Tecno phone keypads.
“The stolen vehicle contained various personal documents and valuable items such as an ATM card, Voter card, National ID card, Custom duty, Vigilante ID card, and vehicle particulars.
He added that another incident took place on 9th September 2023, when Alhaji Ibrahim Jeke, the Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Dutse International Airport (DIA), reported the theft of an air conditioning unit and the vandalism of cable wires used for the glide slope and VOR systems at the airport.
” Prompted by the report, the Divisional Police officer mobilized a team to investigate the crime scene and apprehend the culprits.
“Fortunately, on 29th September 2023, three suspects were apprehended in connection with the airport burglary.
ASP Sadiq identified the suspects, as Mutari Idris, Adamu Idris, and Yasir Iliyasu, were residents of Bakin Ruwa village in Dutse LGA, Jigawa State, and Kara Makama village in Ajingi LGA, Kano State.
He maintained that during a search of their residences, the police recovered four cartridges of a pump-action firearm, an axe, earth cables, connection wire condoms, armoured cables, and air conditioning fan blades.
“Upon interrogation, the suspects admitted to trespassing the airport premises and engaging in the vandalism of valuables.