The new police commissioner in Jigawa has pledged to rid the state of kidnappers and armed bandits.
Akintunde made the pledge Saturday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse.
He said barely five days after assumption of duty in the state, the Gwaram police Division and Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) deployed from the state police command headquarters, dislodged a six-man gang of kidnappers and hoodlums terrorizing people of Gwaram Local Government area.
He said the police had received a distress call from a Fulani settlement that some hoodlums had stormed their community, harassed innocent people and kidnapped a girl.
The commissioner stated that upon receipt of the report, a combined team of regular police men and SARS in Gwaram swung into action, rescuing the girl and apprehending five suspects.
According to the commissioner, the suspects have confessed to have hand in all kidnappings that have taken place in the area.
He said the sum of N132,140, two locally made guns, four GSM handsets and two Airtel SIM packs, were recovered from the suspects.
The commissioner further stated that on Nov.17, 2016, some people attacked a 37 year-old man, Ali Muhammad of Jiba Vilage of Dutse local government, inflicting serious injuries on him.
“When the victims raised alarm, the suspect took to his heels but on receipt of the report, police commenced investigation, leading to the arrest of one of the culprits who is now assisting us with information on others,” he said.