Katsina: Police kill 5 bandits, recue 100 hostages from kidnappers

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By Abbas Bamalli

The Katsina Police Command said a total of 51 major crime cases such as armed robbery, kidnapping, culpable homicides, and cattle rustling among others, were reported in the state in month of March.

ASP Abubakar Sadiq-Aliyu, the spokesperson for the command revealed this while recounting the achievements of police in the state for March 2024 in Katsina on Friday.

Sadiq-Aliyu listed the achievement of the to include elimination of five suspected bandits and rescue of 100 kidnapped victims in the state.

The police spokesperson also revealed that 658 rustled animals were recovered, while 11 suspected murderers, and 29 rapists were apprehended in various parts of Katsina State within the period under review

Sadiq-Aliyu explained that out of the number, 30 cases involving 64 suspects were charged to court.

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He added that nine suspects were arrested for armed robbery and 19 others for sundry offences, including criminal force, intimidation, incitement, theft, and belonging to gangs of brigands.

Meanwhile, the Katsina Police command on Friday presented a cheque of over N4.5 million to 13 families of deceased police officers who lost their lives in active service.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Finance and Administration, DCP Aminu Usman-Gusau, presented the cheques on behalf of the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Aliyu Abubakar-Musa.

According to him, the money is from Group Life and Inspector General of Police Family Welfare Insurance Schemes to support families of deceased personnel.


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