Kaduna state police command said it has arrested 50 people suspected of various criminal activities including killing of three IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT), kidnapping of Sheikh Ahmad Algarkawi, three ABU students and Hon. Suleiman Dabo.
A statement signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner of Police, Ali Janga, said that the suspects are involved in various criminal activities such as, kidnapping, armed banditry, cattle rustling, rape, culpable homicide, theft and receiving stolen properties.
He said various exhibits were recovered from the suspects including 20 AK47 rifles, one O6 assault rifle, three Beretta pistols, three locally made pistols, 135 live ammunitions, four motor vehicles, one tricycle.
“In line with the Command’s relentless determination to fight against crime and criminality, it is important to brief you on the successes the Command recorded recently after a carefully planned coordinated operation carried out by the Command.
“The Command has also sustained the fight against, kidnapping, armed banditry, cattle rustling and other violent crimes being perpetrated against the law abiding citizens of the state and the recent rescue of large number of adults and children in illegal detention Centre in Rigasa.
“Our continued onslaught to rid the Command of violent crimes within the last few weeks has once again yielded a fruitful result with the arrest of 50 suspects of various criminal activities such as, kidnapping, armed banditry, cattle rustling, rape, culpable homicide, theft and receiving stolen properties.
“In compliance with IGP’S directive, the Command decided to take the fight to the bandit’s camps this leads to the recovery of 20 AK47 rifles, one type O6 assault rifle, three Beretta pistol, three locally made pistol, one hundred and thirty five live ammunition, four motor vehicles, one tricycle, and many other exhibits.
“It may interest you to note that, most of the suspects confessed to being responsible for terrorizing our highways, and kidnapping of Sheikh Ahmad Algarkawi, killing of three operatives of IGP’S Intelligent Response Team (IRT) in 2018 and recent kidnapping of ABU students and Hon. Suleiman Dabo.
“Let me use this opportunity to appreciate the leadership support of the IGP Mohammed A. Adamu, the Governor of Kaduna state, members of the public and the media for their maximum support.”