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In Kano Police arrest 22 kidnappers, bandits in Falgore forest

The Kano State police command has arrested 22 suspected kidnappers, armed bandits and a wanted criminal in Sumaila and Doguwa LGs.

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A total of 22 suspected kidnappers and armed bandits terrorising many communities around the Falgore forest in Kano have been arrested by the police.

According to a report by Punch Newspaper, the arrest was made known by the state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Yusuf, who said the arrest was a result of the success of the anti-kidnapping unit of the Kano State Police Command.

The Rano Area Commander was directed to relocate his office to the most affected axis to ensure effective supervision of the men deployed. Items recovered from the suspects included four fabricated AK47 rifles, nine motorcycles, two face masks, 96 cows, 33 sheep and one dog," Yusuf said.

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Others recovered items, according to Yusuf, were 56 rounds of live ammunition, some quantity of drugs, two expended cartridges, two cell phones, a bow and arrow, axe and machete and N200, 000 cash.

Reports further revealed that the suspects who had been operating around the Falgore and Gomo forests, were apprehended in the Doguwa and Sumaila local government areas of the state on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

The state Police commissioner also revealed that during the operations, the police arrested a wanted notorious kidnapper, Nasiru Tasi’u of Bakin Dajin Gomo in the Sumaila Local Government Area of the state.

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