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Kaduna Crisis: Peace and Normalcy Restored

Police High Command said peace and normalcy have been restored throughout Kaduna State following the crisis in Kasuwar Magani town and other parts of the State.

According to the Force Public Relations Officer, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, a total number of 93 Suspects were arrested in connection with the multiple killings and wanton destruction of private and public properties worth millions of Naira in the State.

He said 43 Suspects are currently being prosecuted while 50 suspects in Police custody are under investigation and will be arraigned in court soon.

The FPRO said investigation is being intensified to arrest other suspects still at large adding that the Police in the State in collaboration with other security and safety agencies will continue the confidence building patrols throughout the State and sustain the normalcy that have been restored.

Jimoh said the IGP Ibrahim Idris, has directed Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 7 Headquarters to meet with all the stakeholders in the State to give peace a chance and sustain the normalcy that have been restored.


Kastina Police Command nabbed 10 suspected Armed Robbers

Ten suspected armed robbers have been arrested by Police in Funtua area of Katsina State, according to a press release signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood, the suspects were said to have invaded the house of one Abdulbasir Abubakar Jargaba in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State and robbed him of his valuables.

He said the suspects also kidnapped  Eight (8) years old Son (Abdulhazeez Abdulbazir Basir) of Allahji Abdulbasir Abubakar Jargaba held him in their captivity for Eleven (11) days and released after collecting ransom.

It was consequently and base on a tip off, the IGP Monitoring Unit Strike Force were directed to investigate the matter and bring perpetrators to justice.

“The operatives of the IGP Special Strike Force on violent crimes working on actionable intelligence, trailed the suspects to their hideout in Birnin Gwari Forest off Sabowa Road, Katsina, Katsina State and arrested the above mentioned vicious and notorious kidnapping/armed robbery suspects after a fierce gun battle between the Police operatives and the criminal syndicate.”

Exhibits recovered from the suspects according to the FPRO includes  five (5) AK47 Rifles, one (1) locally made pump action rifle and one hundred and five (105) AK47 ammunition.

He said the suspects have confessed and admitted to their various criminal roles in the commission of the crime adding that they have also confessed to be responsible for the recent cases of kidnapping and armed robbery in Katsina State and its environs.

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