The Kano State Police Command has apprehended a suspected notorious kidnapper and cattle rustler, recovering 55 cows from him in Karaye Local Government Area, LGA, of the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Malam Hussaini Gumel, revealed this to newsmen in Kano, on Monday, saying the suspect was arrested by the command’s Anti-kidnapping squad.
He said on February 4 at about 17:40 hours, the suspected kidnapper, of Kaya village in Giwa LGA of Kaduna State was arrested at Karaye LGA with 55 cows and six sheep.
According to him, the suspect confessed that they were running away from the Maidaro bandits’ camp through Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State after fighting with their rival camp, led by Boderi Isiya of the same address.
The suspect said his gang leader in Malumfashi LGA of Katsina State and his assistant were killed during the fight and he ran away with three AK-47 rifles and many cattle, preparing to settle in the forest of Gwarzo and Kareye LGAs.
He confessed to having participated alongside other camp members in several kidnapping and cattle rustling cases in Kaduna, Katsina and Zamfara States.
According to Gumel, “We have since launched a manhunt for the fleeing gang members.”
Gumel, however, assured of the commitment of the police to provide adequate security for citizens and encouraged residents to volunteer credible information that could aid in apprehending the fleeing suspects.