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Police in Kebbi arrests 4 suspected motorcycle snatchers, arms’ dealer


Police in Kebbi arrests 4 suspected motorcycle snatchers, arms’ dealer

The Police Command, in Kebbi, has arrested four suspected motorcycle snatchers, terrorising Birnin Kebbi and Jega Local Government Areas of the state.

The Public Relations Officer (PPRO, of the command, DSP, Nafi’u Abubakar, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen Birnin Kebbi on Friday.

,” On Jan. 10, information received, revealed that a specialised gang of motorcycle thieves had entered into Koko town in Koko/Besse Local Government Area of the state.

“On receiving the report, our Division Office swiftly mobilised our men, and were able to trailed and successfully arrested four suspected motorcycle snatchers,” he said.

According to him, the suspects are: Usman Sani, 27, and Bashir Usman, 27, all of Gwandu Local Government Area; and Tukur Muhammad, 26, of Birnin Kebbi local government area of the state as well as Yahaya Kabiru, 28, of Hegin Rama village of Gusau in Zamfara State.

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Abubakar added that the suspects confessed to have been responsible for motorcycle snatching in Birnin Kebbi and Jega local government areas.

“Similarly, on Jan. 19, while on patrol along Bena/ Mairairai road,in Danko/Wasagu LGA; a team of Puff Adder policemen intercepted one Haruna Idris, 25, with a small black handbag.

“When it was searched, 107 of 7.62×39mm caliber of ammunition was found in his possession,” he explained.

Abubakar also added that the command’s CP, Adeleke Adeyinka Bode, ordered their immediate transfer to state Criminal Investigation Department (CID,for discreet investigation to unravel their modus operandi and prosecution after completion of the investigation.

“The commissioner calls on the good people of the state to continue to collaborate and cooperate with the police in providing accurate and timely information about movement of suspicious persons in their domains,” the PPRO said.

Police in Kebbi arrests 4 suspected motorcycle snatchers, arms’ dealer

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