By; Amos Tauna, Kaduna.
Kaduna State Police Command has arrested about 40 suspected criminals ranging from kidnappers, criminal conspirators and abductors, cattle rustlers, car snatchers among others in the month of April.
Briefing newsmen in Kaduna Thursday, the Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Adamu, said the state Police command has adopted a policy in line with the ideology of the present administration, an intelligence driven, aggressive and well structured visibility policing that involves periodic, unscheduled but adequately organized raiding that is preventive, proactive and offensive against crime in its execution.
“This will be done in collaboration with the community as stakeholders and in synergy with other security agencies. This approach, I am optimistic, will gain prominence by its impact on crime prevention and control and hence will enjoy public goodwill,” he explained.
On the arrest of suspected kidnappers, tbe Commissioner of Police noted that opperatives of Zonkwa Division arrested one Omar Mohammed and Abdulazeez Mohammed both of Ladduga-Tampol village, adding that tne suspects called Abdullahi Ahmadu and Ahmadu Mohammed of Unguwan Goska Zonkwa, through a strange phone number, 08175407676, threatened and instructed them to take the sum of two million naira.
He added that seven suspected kidnappers were arrested at Audu-Jangwan along Kaduna/Abuja expressway and two cattle rustlers at Dankande village made away with twenty-nine cows while the victims raised alarmed that attracted the patrol team of Soba Division resulting in the death of one of the rustlers while one Shafiyu Ibrahim was arrested.
“On 19th April, 2016 at about 1300 hours, one Zubairu Haruna and Salisu Abubakar were arrested in connection with a case of cattle rustling, during the cause of investigation, the suspects confessed to have kidnapped a man at Kauru and collected a ramson of nine hundred thousand naira before releasing their victim.
“On 18th April, 2016 at about 0909 hours, based on complaint, one Aminu Iliyasu and Safiya Iliyasu were arrested, that one Amina Aminu of Hayin Danmani Kaduna reported that she is a divorced wife of Aminu Iliyasu and that she gave birth to a baby girl. Two days later her mother-in-law came to visit her and in her absent and without her consent, the mother in-law whisked away the two day old baby to an unknown destination. The baby was later recovered from the woman and reunited with her mother,” he explained.
The Commission of Police commended the cooperation of the public in availing the Police with useful information while assuring them of the command’s readiness to degrade the capacity of criminality and render them susceptible to arrest and prosecution in the state.