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Policemen rescue 55 cows, nab suspected kidnapper

The police command in Kano says it arrested a suspected kidnapper and cattle rustler, recovering 55 cows from him in Karaye LGA.

• February 5, 2024
Hussaini Gumel, Cows
Hussaini Gumel, Cows

The police command in Kano says it arrested a suspected kidnapper and cattle rustler, recovering 55 cows from him in Karaye LGA.

Police commissioner Hussaini Gumel said Monday that the command’s anti-kidnapping squad arrested the suspect.

He said on February 4 at about 5:40 p.m., the suspected kidnapper of Kaya village in Giwa LGA of Kaduna was arrested at Karaye LGA with 55 cows and six sheep.

The suspect confessed that they were running away from the Maidaro bandits’ camp through Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State after fighting with their rival camp, led by Boderi Isiya of the same address.

The suspect said his gang leader in Malumfashi LGA of Katsina and his assistant were killed during the fight, and he ran away with three AK-47 rifles and many cattle, preparing to settle in the forest of Gwarzo and Kareye LGAs.

He confessed to having participated, along with other camp members, in several kidnapping and cattle rustling cases in Kaduna, Katsina and Zamfara.

Mr Gumel said, “We have since launched a manhunt for the fleeing gang members.”

He assured the public of the police’s commitment to providing adequate security for citizens and encouraged residents to volunteer credible information that could aid in apprehending the fleeing suspects. 

(NAN)

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