Police Arrest Suspected Kidnappers, Neutralize Bandits In Sokoto

Operatives of the Sokoto State Police Command, acting on gathered intelligence on the 13th of February 2024 intercepted and arrested a group of Five persons suspected to be members of a kidnapping syndicate along the Bodinga-Tambunwal Highway.

In a press release on Thursday, 15th February 2024 signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said that the suspects were found in possession of three (3) AK-47, 90 rounds of live ammunition, and 3 AK-47 magazines.

According to him, the suspects namely Abdullahi Ali, Aliyu Mohammed, Abdullahi Umar, Aliyu Abdullahi and Mohammed Anas all confessed to the crime and revealed they were on their way to Tambuwal for a kidnapping operation before being thwarted by the men of the Nigeria Police Force.

“Similarly, on the 14th of February 2024, at about 5.50 pm, some suspected bandits were spotted close to Gigane Village, Sokoto State, and were immediately pursued by operatives of the State Tactical Team. Upon contact, the bandits engaged the operatives in a fierce gun duel, and some of them were neutralized, while one GPMG rifle with six (6) live ammunition was recovered at the scene, Adejobi said.

He further said that efforts are intensified to locate other fleeing members of the gang and criminally minded elements in the state and cause them to face the wrath of the law.