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Police Arrest 37 Suspected Kidnappers, Cattle Rustlers




Not less than 37 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers, cattle rustlers were arrested by the Nigeria Police Force across Kaduna, Minna, Birnin Gwari and Funtua.

Acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, the Spokesperson of the Force, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, disclosed that items recovered from the suspects were: four pump action guns and three AK47 rifles.


The suspects include: Isah Auta, 30, gang Leader, Jibrin Haruna, 21, a.k.a Jibril, Jibrin Mohammed, 24, Sale Ahmed, 28, a.k.a, Yusuf Hassan, 24, Mohammed Bello, 20, a.k.a Bature , Bello Hassan, 20, a.k.a Bekolo, Abubakar Jasiri,19 among others.

Naija News understands that the weapon recovered is in addition to the three single Barrel Guns; two Dane guns; 65 AK47 Live Ammunition; 17 exotic vehicles of different makes; 15 Cattle and 80 Sheep.

Moshood said that the police was doing all it can to ensure safety and adequate protection of travelers and people living in the affected communities.


He added that the arrest was made when a raid was conducted by the Inspector-General of Police Special Tactical Squad (STS) under the Operation Absolute Sanity at some identified kidnappers’ den, camps, Black spots and criminal hideouts in the forests in the areas.

According to him, the suspects had alluded to the crime and admitted to the various roles they played in the commission of these capital offences.

“They will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation. However, investigation is being intensified to arrest other suspects at large.


“The renewed commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to reduce crimes and criminalities in the country to the barest minimum remains unequivocal and unwavering,”he said.

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