By; SULAIMAN AHMED MISAU, Katsina
Katsina State Police Command has announced the arrest of Abdullahi Ibrahim alias “DANDA” a notorious bandit, armed robber, kidnapper, cattle rustler and recovery of one AK 47 rifle with seven rustled cows and rescued twenty nine victims of human trafficking.
A statement by the Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Superintendent of Police Gambo Isah said on December 16, 2020 at about 08:00hours, the Police in collaboration with local vigilante, arrested the 35 year old Abdullahi Ibrahim, alias ” DANDA” of Malabo village, Safana Local Government’ Area in the state terrorizing Safana and Batsari local government areas.
Superintendent of Police Isah explained that, “in the course of investigation, one AK47 rifle and seven (7) rustled cows were recovered in his possession and the Suspect is assisting the police in our investigation. Investigation was ongoing.”
On the rescued twenty nine victims of human trafficking, PPRO Isah said on December 11,2020 at about 23:00hours, the Command rescued the twenty-nine persons, comprising twenty three females, five male and two children, on transit from the southern parts of Nigeria to Libya, Algeria and Turkey.
According to him, the victims were intercepted at Unguwar Jummai village, Mai’addua Local Government’ Area of Katsina State, a border town with Niger Republic.
Superintendent Gambo Isah named the rescued as a 19-year old Samiyat Adekunle of Akure, Ondo State; Mopelola Akinpelu, ‘F’, aged 19 of Temioluwa, Ondo state; Rejoice Awala, ‘F’, aged 22 of Gbenefa, Ondo state; Motunrayo Oluyede, ‘F’, 19 years of Akinseye, Ondo state; Ogonna Blessing, ‘F’, 20 years of Igushin, Ondo state; Fatima Oluwaishemu, ‘F’, aged 38 years of Ilesha, Osun state; Rashidat Fadeyi, ‘F’, aged 25 years of Abeokuta, Ogun state; Karimat Fadeyi, ‘F’, aged16 months of the same address and Zainab Yekini, ‘F’, aged 25 years of Iyanofa, Oyo state.
Others he said includes:- Yekeni Bolanle, ‘m, aged 46 years of Iyanofa, Oyo state; Rukayat Yekeni, ‘F’, aged 16 of the same address; Ibrahim Ibrahim, ‘m’, aged 20 of Ibadan, Oyo State; Okunlola Tunde, ‘m, aged 20 years of Ibadan, Oyo state; Salihu Muheen, ‘M’, aged 20 years of Osogbo, Osun state;Sakinat Musa, f, aged 43 years of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiri state; Zainab Musa, f , aged 19 of the same address;Elizabeth Samson, f, aged 29 of Kwale Umusagiye, Delta State; Kudirat Kukoyi, f, aged 22 of Ketu, Lagos; Rukayat Razak, f, 22 years of Illorin, Kwara state; Kafayat Latif, f, 19 years of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state.
Others are:- Rukayat Latif, f, aged 22 years of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state;Sherifat Abdulatif, f, aged 41years of the same address; Maryam Abdulateef, f, aged 21years also of the same address; Tolulope Akinsosoye, f, aged 22 of Akure, Ondo state; Ifeoluwa Precious, f, aged 18 of Ile-Ife, Osun state; Sunday Omotayo, f, aged 35 years of Owode Yewa Ogun state andSunday Tomisi, f, aged 4 years of the same address.
The Katsina state PPRO, Gambo Isah emphasized that, Investigation was ongoing with a view to arresting the traffickers.
In another development, Superintendent of Police, Gambo Isah said Police in Katsina has also recovered One Pump action, One fabricated revolver pistol and some items suspected to be used in making Improvised Explosive Devices (I.E.D) as well as eight cartridges.
He disclosed that, this success was based on credible intelligence reports to the Command on December 15, 2020 and at about 17:30hours, the Police succeeded in raiding the criminal hideout at Rugoji Yartalata village of Kafur local government area in the state, stressing that, Investigation were ongoing with a view to arresting the criminals.