Police arrest three suspected kidnappers and locally-made firearms manufacturer in Jigawa

Police arrest three suspected kidnappers and manufacturers of locally made firearms in Jigawa


The Jigawa State Police Command has arrested three suspected kidnappers and a suspect specialized in manufacturing locally made firearms for criminals.

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, November 23, 2023, said the police also recovered three locally manufactured firearms, twenty-nine cows, four sheep, one broken rifle button, a chain and a boxer motorcycle.

According to the PPRO, the three kidnappers were arrested for kidnapping a 63-year-old businessman, Alhaji Shehu Kwaimawa, in Dutse Local Government Area of ​​the state.

The victim was released into Baranda Forest in Dutse LGA after paying an undisclosed amount as ransom.

“On 17/11/2023, at around 01:30 am, a distress call was received from Kwaimawa village, Dutse LGA which, on the same date, at around 01:10 am, unidentified persons armed with dangerous weapons entered Kwaimawa village , kidnapped an Alh. Shehu Kwaimawa is 63 years old, a businessman from Kwaimawa Village and was robbed of an unspecified amount of money at his home,” the statement read.

“Upon receiving the report, a team of police officers led by Divisional Police Officer, Dutse Division, rushed to the scene where it was discovered that the hoodlums came on foot and abruptly fled with the victim to an unknown destination. being intensified to rescue the victim and arrest the culprits.

“On 17/11/2023, at around 9pm, a victim release report was received, stating that the victim was released by his captors, at Baranda Forest in Dutse LGA.

“Following a tip-off regarding the movement of some suspicious persons, on 18/11/2023, a joint operation comprising police officers from Dutse Division, operatives from the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) Dutse and members of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN ) went to Rigija Fulani settlement in Hara Village, Dutse LGA.

“Upon arrival at the village, twenty-nine cows, four sheep, a broken rifle butt, a chain and a Boxer motorcycle with registration number KMC 790 HJ Kano, strongly suspected of belonging to fleeing kidnappers, were recovered. discreet investigation.

“Further investigation led to the arrest of Samaila Adamu, aged 37, of Kwadiya village, Illiyasu A. Abdu, aged 27, and Mamman Abdullahi, aged 25, all of Malamawa village, who were identified by the kidnapped victim as being among those who kidnapped him.

“Investigation is still ongoing at SCID Dutse, all suspects will be brought to court upon completion of investigation,”

The spokesperson said locally manufactured firearms manufacturer, Bashir Muhammed, was arrested in Ringim local government area of ​​the state on November 16.

“On 16/11/2023, at around 11pm, a team of police officers attached to the Ringim Divisional Police Headquarters, led by the divisional police officer in collaboration with the local vigilante group, acted on reliable information, arrested one Bashir Muhammed 50-year-old ‘m’ from Yandutsen Kawari village, Ringim LGA, who specializes in manufacturing locally manufactured firearms, to the miscreants who commit their heinous act in Ringim and its environs,” the statement read.

“When a search was carried out at his residence by police detectives from Ringim Division, a locally made pistol and two locally made rifles were recovered.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to having manufactured so many copies of this type and distributing them to unidentified people.

“The Commissioner of Police of Jigawa state command, after interviewing the suspect, ordered that the suspect and exhibits be transferred to SCID Dutse for discreet investigation.

“The New Commissioner of Police of Jigawa State, CP AT Abdullahi psc command, uses this medium to salute the courage of well-meaning individuals and good people of Jigawa State in providing useful information to security agencies to address security challenges in the state, and appealed to the people against taking laws into their hands, for the law will exert its cause upon any person or group of persons found wanting.”

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