Thirteen accused armed robbers, eight suspected murderers, thirty-nine suspected rapists, and six suspected drug dealers have all been taken into police custody.
Katsina State Police Command said it rescued 23 kidnapped victims and arrested 116 suspected kidnappers, cattle rustlers, armed robbers, and drug dealers among other criminal elements in the state from October 1st – 31st, 2023.
The Command said it has within the period under review, arrested 50 suspects for various offences such as criminal force, intimidation, inciting disturbance and belonging to gang of brigands, among others.
A total of 75 cases of major crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping, culpable homicides, cattle rustling among others, were reported where 72 cases were charged to court.
The Police Spokesman, ASP Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu, in a press briefing on Wednesday, said the command has within the period under review also recovered one English pistol, 6 rounds of live ammunition along with one suspected stolen motorcycle.
While parading another set of suspected criminals eleven in number for various offences before the Command Headquarters, Katsina, ASP Aliyu said efforts are on top gear with a view to arresting the fleeing suspects as the investigation proceeds.
The police statement reads: “On the 17th of October 2023, at about 1410hrs, based on credible intelligence, the command succeeded in arresting the duo of one (1) Suleiman Salisu, m, age 22 years old, and (2) Umar Shehu, m, age 25 years old, of Barkiya Dutse village, Funtua LGA, suspected notorious cattle rustlers, kidnappers, armed robbers, and killers of an Inspector of Police.
“Nemesis caught up with the suspects when they were trailed and arrested by police operatives attached to the Central Police Station Funtua.
Nemesis caught up with the suspect when information on his nefarious activity was received, and he was traced and arrested.