The Katsina State Police Command has recorded a huge feat in the battle to curb the incessant crime rate in the state as it announces the successful arrest of a notorious bandit, Armed Robber, Kidnapper and cattle rustler.
According to a statement by the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer for the Commissioner of Police, SP Gambo Isah, the suspect, named Abdullahi Ibrahim, alias DANDA, Male and aged 35 years, was apprehended by the Command in collaboration with a local vigilante group on 16/12/2020 at about 08:00hrs.
The suspect who is from Malabo village, Safana LGA of Katsina State, was reported to have been terrorizing residents Safana and Batsari local government of the state.
The statement disclosed that during the course of the investigation, one AK47 rifle and seven (7) rustled cows were recovered in his possession.
“Suspect is assisting the police in our investigation”, the statement disclosed.
Also, the statement reveals another commendable breakthrough with the report of at least 29 victims of human trafficking rescued by the Katsina State Police Command on the 11th of December, 2020 at about 23:00hrs.
The statement stated that among those rescued were twenty-two ( 22) females, five (5) males, and two (2) children.
The traffickers had intended transporting the victims from the southern part of Nigeria to Libya, Algeria and Turkey respectively. Victims were reported to have been intercepted at Unguwar Jummai village, Mai’addua LGA of Katsina state, a border town with the Niger Republic.
Victims rescued are listed as follows;
1. Samiyat Adekunle, ‘F’, aged 19yrs of Akure, Ondo state.
2. Mopelola Akinpelu, ‘F’, aged 19yrs of Temioluwa, Ondo state
3. Rejoice Awala, ‘F’, aged 22yrs of Gbenefa, Ondo state.
4. Motunrayo Oluyede, ‘F’, 19yrs of Akinseye, Ondo state.
5. Ogonna Blessing, ‘F’, 20yrs of Igushin, Ondo state.
6. Fatima Oluwaishemu, ‘F’, aged 38yrs of Ilesha, Osun state
7. Rashidat Fadeyi, ‘F’, aged 25yrs of Abeokuta, Ogun state
8. Karimat Fadeyi, ‘F’, aged16 months of the same address.
9. Zainab Yekini, ‘F’, aged 25yrs of Iyanofa, Oyo state.
10. Yekeni Bolanle, ‘m, aged 46yrs of Iyanofa, Oyo state.
11. Rukayat Yekeni, ‘F’, aged 16yrs of the same address.
12. Ibrahim Ibrahim, ‘m’, aged 20yrs of Ibadan, Oyo State.
13. Okunlola Tunde, ‘m, aged 20yrs of Ibadan, Oyo state
14. Salihu Muheen, ‘M’, aged 20yrs of Osogbo, Osun state.
15. Sakinat Musa, f, aged 43yrs of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiri state.
16. Zainab Musa, f , aged 19yrs of the same address.
17. Elizabeth Samson, f, aged 29yrs of Kwale Umusagiye, Delta State.
18. Kudirat Kukoyi, f, aged 22yrs of Ketu, Lagos.
19. Rukayat Razak, f, 22yrs of Illorin, Kwsra state.
20. Kafayat Latif, f, 19yrs of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state
21. Rukayat Latif, f, aged 22yrs of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state
22. Sherifat Abdulatif, f, aged 41yrs, of the same address.
23. Maryam Abdulateef, f, aged 21yrs of the same address.
24. Tolulope Akinsosoye, f, aged 22yrs of Akure, Ondo state.
25. Ifeoluwa Precious, f, aged 18yrs of Ile-Ife, Osun state.
26. Sunday Omotayo, f, aged 35yrs of Owode Yewa Ogun state.
27. Sunday Tomisi, f, aged 4yrs of the same address
Police says an investigation is ongoing with a view to arresting the traffickers.