Some two weeks after hoodlums kidnapped a Daura excessive chief, the Katsina State police command stated on Wednesday that the whereabouts of Alhaji Musa Umar, nonetheless stay unknown.
Gunmen kidnapped Umar who’s the Magajin Gari Daura from his Daura residence on Could 1, 2019, however the presidency hinted final week that some arrests had been made in reference to the kidnapping.
Nonetheless, talking at a press convention in Katsina, on sundry abduction points in Katsina State, the Police Public Relations Officer, Gambo Isah, regretted that there has not been additional developments in regards to the matter.
Based on him, “other than what was stated on the presidency, there had not been any new developments in regards to the abduction of the Daura district head.
“But I can assure you, we are working very hard towards seeing that the district head is rescued alive and we shall keep you posted.”
He famous, nevertheless, that an unspecified variety of suspects have been arrested final March in reference to the kidnapping of 80-year-old Hajiya Maistiyari, mom of one of many wives of Governor Aminu Bello Masari.
The abductors reportedly launched the lady few days after she was kidnapped.
“It is true that we have made several arrests in connection with the incident but the suspects have been moved to Abuja. The Force Headquarters will make further pronouncements on the issue,” the PPRO stated.
He additionally confirmed the arrest of 4 girls described as “informants, girlfriends and cooks” to among the bandits working in Katsina State.
He recognized these arrested in what he referred to as a sting operation as
Bilikisu Abubakar, 20; Rasikat Amadi, Sulie Dairu, 45, and Rakiyat Yusuf, 20.
“The women were recently arrested in a sting operation and police investigation showed that the women always visited Rugu forest to attend to the needs of the bandits including sleeping with them and they are believed to have strong ties with some leaders of the bandits who are on the police wanted list,” he stated.
One of many suspects, Bilikisu Abubakar, confirmed her relationship with one of many bandits, including that she usually adopted him on a few of his area of operations.
The police additionally arrested one Shuaibu Abubakar, of Zamane village, Birin-Magaji in Zamfara State, believed to be a provider of foodstuff to the bandits on the Rugu forest.
The police stated that Abubakar was arrested whereas driving a Toyota pick-up van with registration quantity XQ 120 YEM, loaded with six baggage of rice and 25 jerry cans of vegetable oil, by Rugu forest to Zamfara State.
On associated problems with kidnappings and banditry, the PPRO stated: “On 13, Could, 2019, the command succeeded in bursting and arresting a infamous syndicate of armed theft suspects which were terrorising Mani native authorities of Katsina State.
“On 26, April, 2019, the syndicate armed with harmful weapons, attacked the residence of 1 Yushau Mansir of Yantsari village in Mani native authorities space and robbed him of the sum of N580,000, inflicting accidents on him.
“In the course of investigation, one of the suspects abandoned his phone through which the police were able to trace and arrested the some other members of the syndicate.”