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Police Arrest 31 Suspected Criminals in Jigawa, Recover Firearms, Motorcycles, Illicit Drugs

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By Hassan Turaki

The Jigawa State Police Command in collaboration with its Bauchi counterpart have organized an Intelligence-led-raid, combing of bush and show of force at Zamdama Hills, Balmo, Baranda and Bagadaza Forests.

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DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, Police Public Relations Officer, Jigawa State Command in a statement on Friday said the operation was part of an efforts to sustain the relative peace being enjoyed in the state and to deal with some pockets of Kidnappings and Armed Robbery cases, particularly in the command border with Bauchi State.

He also said the operation was carried out and jointly led by the commissioner of Police Jigawa State Command CP AT Abdullahi and his counterpart the commissioner of Police Bauchi State Command CP AM Muhammad with a view to taking the war to the bandit’s camps.

The PPRO revealed thwt Members of the Hunters, forestry guards, vigilantes and yal bulala complemented the efforts of the police during the two-day operation.

According to DSP Shiisu, during the operations, the command recorded the following achievements, Twelve (12) suspected kidnappers were arrested and Four (4) motorcycles were recovered. Also, six bandit camps were dislodged.

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He noted that in another development, on 13th Jan. 2024 at about 2000hrs, a team of policemen attached to Babura Divisional Headquarters, while on routine patrol intercepted one Abdulkarim Mamman ‘m’ age 27yrs of Kafi village, Baure LGA Katsina State in possession of one unregistered Motorcycle strongly suspected to be stolen.

He added that when questioned, the suspect could not give a satisfactory account of the motorcycle, hence he was arrested.

“On interrogation, the suspect confessed to have stolen the said motorcycle at Caki village, Baure LGA of Katsina State. Meanwhile, effort is on to locate the owner, through the police from Katsina Command.”

DSP Shiisu furthermore said, “on 14th January 2024 at about 0400hrs, based on credible information and intelligence gathered, four suspects namely; Garba Adamu ‘m’ age 40yrs (aka Haro), Haruna Abubakar ‘m’ age 32yrs, Gidanne Abubakar ‘m’ age 25yrs, all of Gorar Arewa village Ringim LGA and Ruwaji Adamu ‘m’ age 45yrs of Jauga village Ringim LGA were arrested by a Team of Policemen attached to Ringim Police Station for trespassing into the residence of one Alhaji Tijjani Yakubu ‘m’ of Sabon Kafi village with the intent to commit robbery.”

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He maintain that the suspects were taken to the Divisional headquarters for interrogation.

He pointed out “On interrogation, the suspects confessed to have criminally conspired and invaded the house of the victim in the middle of the night and armed with dangerous weapons with intent to steal his cows.

“However, while executing their mission, the neighbourhood raised alarm, following which the suspects attempted to escape. But were all arrested by the Police.”

He stressed that, when search was conducted at their houses, a Dane Gun was recovered.

He stated that Suspects have been transferred to SCID, Dutse for discreet investigation.

He explained that between 9th and 15th of January, 2024 Gallant Policemen attached to Dutse, Taura and Bamaina Divisional Headquarters, acting on credible intelligence, raided criminal hideouts and Black spots at Zai Hills and Yalawa řMainoni, Gilima market and Masiya village in Dutse, Taura and B/kudu LGAs respectively.

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He further explained that during the raid, fourteen (14) suspects were arrested including Two (2) drug dealers namely; (1) Nasiru Adamu ‘m’ age 21yrs of Sabuwar Maranjuwa and (2) Mohammed Adamu ‘m’ age 20yrs of Limawa village with the following exhibits;

Four (4) blocks of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, One hundred and seventy-three (173) wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, Four 4 packets and twenty-five (25) pieces of rubber solutions, One 50cl bottle of raw suck and die substance and Ninety-three (93) tablets of diazepam.

Others include, Seven pieces of tramadol tablets, Twenty-nine (29) pieces of Exxol tablets and 50 pieces of d5 tablets.

He emphasized that on interrogation, all the suspects confessed to the crimes and will be transferred to NDLEA after preliminary investigation is conducted by the SCID, Dutse.

“Jigawa Command under the able leadership of CP AT Abdullahi is appreciative of the members of the general public commitment to volunteering information to the police and as well unequivocally telling the criminally minded individuals to put a thinking cap and either leave the state or face the consequences.”



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