No fewer than 12 suspected cattle rustlers and 3 other notorious kidnap for ransom kingpins were yesterday paraded by Sokoto state police command. Briefing newsmen at the State Police Command, DSP Cordelia Nwawe who is the spokesperson of the Command divulged that the arrest was done in sequence. According to her, Abdulahi Mohammed, Moh’d Isa and Mohammed Ibrahim were amonsgt the first to be arraested with 97 animals discovered from their hideouts.
She listed those recovered animals to include, 35 sheeps, 51 goats, 9 rams and 2 cows. Cordelia hinted further that the 3 arrested rustlers led a team of police to other hideouts where more suspects that later confessed to have being active members of the gang where arrested. The Command’s spokesperson stressed that they acted on another tip-off to arrest 3 suspected kidnappers at Mainona village of Wurnu local government areas of the state.
Those alleged kidnappers are Bello Mohammed, Amadu Bubs and Sambo Aliyu. The trio of Bello, Amadu and Sambo were alleged to be the mastermind of most of the kidnap for ransom in Rabbah, Rara, Achida and it’s environs of the state. Another big time drug dealer in the state, Bala Abubakar was arrested with 5 cartons of different hard drugs in a Mitsubishi canter truck on his way to a warehouse in the old market area of sokoto metropolis.
In her appeal to Sokoto state residence, the spokesperson hinted that the Commissioner of Police, CP Murtala Mani is concerned about security of lives and property of those in and outside the state. The CP further advised residents never to hesitate in reporting suspected elements within their midst to enable the police secure them better.
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