Police arrest 19 suspects for alleged abduction in Jigawa

Police arrest 19 suspects for alleged abduction in Jigawa


Dutse, Sept. 7, 2021,The Police in Jigawa has arrested 19 suspects for alleged abduction in the state.

The State Command Police Public Relations I (PRO) ASP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Tuesday in Dutse.

Shiisu said the suspects were arrested by a combined team of police, vigilante and local security network, known as ‘Yan Bulala, led by the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Aliyu Sale.

According to him, the suspects were arrested on Monday,  after the team raided their suspected hideouts in Ringim and Garki Local Government Areas of the state.

He said at 0700 and 1600hrs, a combined team of policemen from Ringim area command, Babura division, Taura division, vigilante group and Yan Bulala, led by CP AS Tafida, assisted by Ringim area commander, raided the suspected abductors’ hideouts at Galaga village in Ringim LGA and Fagen Gawo forest in Garki LGA.

“Three of the suspects were arrested in Galaga village while 16 were arrested in Fagen Gawo forest in Garki LGA,” he said.

The PPRO added that two bow and arrows, a cutlass, a knife, two cellphones, two charmed bullet proof jackets, solar panel and several charms and SIM packs were recovered from the suspects.

He recalled that on Sept. 4, at about 3 p.m., suspected armed hoodlums abducted one 60 year old,  Alhaji Kabiru Ahmed at his residence in Taura town, Taura Local Government Area.

He explained that upon receipt of a distress call from the area, a police patrol team in an improvised vehicle rushed to the area, where the hoodlums suddenly ambushed and shot at the vehicle.

This, the PPRO said,  ignited a fire on the vehicle, but no casualty was recorded on the part of the police,adding that investigation into the case was ongoing.

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