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Kaduna Police arrest six, recover five vehicles in crime bust



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The Kaduna State Police Command announced on Saturday the arrest of six suspects involved in various crimes and the recovery of five vehicles.

The command’s spokesperson, ASP Mansir Hassan, confirmed the arrests in a statement issued in Kaduna.

Hassan detailed the first arrest on Thursday at about 0310 hours. During a routine patrol near the Agoro Level Crossing area, officers from the Tudun Wada Division in Zaria intercepted Babangida Sani, 37, from Faskari Local Government Area in Katsina State.

Sani, travelling from Jos to Faskari, was found in possession of an AK-47 rifle. The commercial motorcycle driver fled the scene but was quickly apprehended.

On Tuesday at 1800 hours, the Anti-Car Theft Unit of the command’s Criminal Investigation Department acted on a tip-off and recovered two abandoned vehicles: a Toyota Matrix (Reg No: DKA 321 TT) and a Toyota Camry LE (Reg No: KGK 114 AA) in Mogadishu, Kaduna.

The next day, a white Toyota Hilux van (Reg No: GWA 845 CY) stolen from Karji Junction was recovered at Yazid Hotel on Ali Akilu Road, Kaduna.

Further investigations led to the arrest of three suspects: Sa’ad Abdullahi, Salihu Musa, and Usman Zubairu Ganu, all from Zamfara State. They were found with two additional vehicles, a Honda Accord (Reg No: RBC 143 MQ) and a Mercedes Benz (Reg No: BKD 137 SB), also suspected to be stolen.

In another incident on Wednesday at 2105 hours, the DPO Millennium City Division received a report from the Sabon Gida vigilante group in Maraban Rido village about three armed men on a motorcycle heading through a known bandits’ route towards the Eastern Bypass.

Acting on this information, a combined team of police patrol officers, a military strike force, and local vigilantes set an ambush, leading to the interception of the suspects near Kakura 2 Village along Umar Musa Yar’Adua Way. Two suspects escaped, but the motorcycle rider, Buhari Madaki, 26, was captured with his red Jincheng motorcycle.

Hassan noted that investigations into these incidents are ongoing. He assured the public that the Kaduna Police Command, under Commissioner Ali Dabigi, remains committed to maintaining safety and security within the state. Dabigi also expressed appreciation for the public’s cooperation in these efforts.

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