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Police kills Three bandits , recover rifles in Sokoto


Police kills Three bandits , recover rifles in Sokoto

The Nigeria Police Sokoto state Command Says its personnel have killed three bandits and had also recovered three AK-47 rifles .

The commissioner of police Mr Kola Okunlola who stated this on Thursday at press briefing at the command headquarters in Sokoto.

He explained that a resident of Gidan Buwai in Rabah local government area of the state reported that the Bandits in numbers invaded their community in respond the police trailed the Bandits and engaged them in gun battles leading to death of three bandits and also recovered AK-47 rifles.

He further stated that two suspected bandits also were arrested by the police

The CP also disclosed that one Shamsu ‘of Sabon Gari Area Goronyo LGA, went to Goronyo Division and reported that unknown person criminally called him via GSM NO 07025918649 threatened him to produce money or else they will kill him or Kidnap one of his family members during investigation the GSM number was tracked where one Abubakar Yusuf of Gawo village wurno was arrested and he confessed to have been behind the call.stressing that the Suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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The com’missioner also said some bandits that recently attacked villages in Bodinga local government area that led to the death of one resident and abduction of two have been arrested and the two abdutees were rescued while one AK47 rifle, two Magazines were recovered. Both victims have since been reunited with their families.

He also stated that there was a report at Wurno Division that unknown bandits in large number invaded their House and Kidnapped one Hussaina Bairu and Farida Jamilu to unknown destination. The villagers mobilized themselves and followed the bandits where the victims were rescued and one Jabbi Alhaji Wanto was arrested. During investigation the suspect confessed to have conspired with one Dari’ of Digyal village and Umar’ of Laka village both of Wurno LGA, and now at large.

Okunlola also stated that a kidnappers terrorising Gidan Madi in Tangaza were arrested by the police

He divulged that syndicates specializing in handset snaching ,who came all the way from Kano State were arrested at Shehu Kangiwa Square venue of the 2021 Maulud celebration

He said the suspects were in possesion of twenty four (24) different types of handsets, belief to be snached from some unsuspecting members of the public that came for the celebration. Meanwhile case under investigation and they will be charge to court accordingly

He used the opportunity to call on the good people of Sokoto State that, the Nigerian Police Force has launched a mobile application ( POLICE RESCUE ME APP for prompt response to incidence . The APP is available on GooglePlay Store and IOS for emergency situation 24 hours .

He also said the police in the state are determined to ensure sustainable and indeed improvement on the security situation in the State saying there is ongoing joint operation with all other security agencies to curb these menace . The commissioner called on the the people of the state give maximum support to the force to curb security problem in the state noting that they cannot do it alone, “people must not neglect what is happening around them. We need credible information on the activities of these blood sucking elements to enable the police serve the public better”

Police kills Three bandits , recover rifles in Sokoto

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